Woman, 76, found dead in north Tulsa house fire

TULSA - A Tulsa woman was found dead inside a burned down home Thursday just two days after her 76th birthday.

Crews responded to the north Tulsa home near 1900 E. Marshall shortly after 1 p.m. 

TFD spokesman Stan May says two people were inside the home when the fire began. One person was able to escape. The other victim, a woman, was dead on arrival.

2NEWS reporter Liz Bryant spoke with the survivor, 76-year-old homeowner Tommy Melton. Melton confirmed the woman was his wife, Roberta Jones, whom he had shared the home with for 30 years.

"Thirty years of work gone. My best friend gone. I don't know what to think," he said. "I don't know what to do right now."

Melton said he was out running errands when the fire started. A neighbor called 911 after she saw flames coming out the home's front window.

An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a faulty surge protector could be to blame for the blaze.

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