Drug arrest made in connection with fatal house fire

TULSA - A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal house fire that claimed the life of a 15-month-old baby boy.

Tulsa Fire Department officials say investigators arrested 35-year-old Jacob Bell Thursday.

Bell was arrested at 3:30 p.m.  He is being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance as well as two counts of child endangerment.

Firefighters were called to the home near 1400 W. Admiral around 6 a.m. Thursday.  They arrived within minutes but flames spread fast and it was already too late to rescue the sleeping baby, who was in a back bedroom where the heaviest flames were present.

Four other occupants escaped the home safely.

Investigators have yet to release the cause of the fire but they say the investigation is ongoing.

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