Early morning fire destroys downtown Sand Springs building; two people escape with no injuries

Firefighters have a fire under control after it ripped through a downtown Sand Springs business early Sunday.

The fire began just before 3 a.m. in a mixed commercial, residential building at 106 North Main.

Sand Springs and Tulsa fire departments responded.

When crews arrived they located two people on the roof of an adjacent building, who escaped the blaze.
They were both treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews also recovered the bodies of 11 cats in the fire.

Crews were able to tame the fire after several hours, despite strong winds that made it difficult for firefighters to fight the flames. The fire was completely put out around 8:30 a.m.

The building was deemed a total loss. Two other businesses suffered smoke and water damage. Officials say about five to six businesses were affected by the fire.

Crews are still on the scene, clearing debris after the roof collapsed, on standby to put out any rekindles.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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