Figherfighters find meth materials after deputies discover downtown Tulsa fire
8:17 AM, May 12, 2013
TULSA - Tulsa fire investigators are looking for the cause of a downtown fire that damaged an abandoned building Saturday night.
Officials say two Tulsa County deputies were heading home from work when they saw a flicker in the windows of a building at 7th Street and Elgin Avenue around 11:40 p.m. The deputies stopped to investigate and saw a man in a second story window yelling that the building was on fire.
The deputies saw black smoke coming from the building and called the fire department.
Fire crews were able to use a ladder to gain entry to the second story and bring the man to safety. Another crew cut the locks off the front door and entered the first floor of the building.
Officials say firefighters were able to put the blaze out quickly.
Hazmat personnel were called to the scene after firefighters found materials they believe were used to make methamphetamine. They found evidence of previous one-pot meth labs, say they did not find any active labs.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.