Deputies arrest Brandon Fisher for arson, making meth after investigation of west Tulsa garage fire

TULSA - A fire in a west Tulsa garage resulted in an arson arrest after investigators discovered the remnants of a meth lab.

Firefighters and Hazmart were called to the home near 61st and West 33rd Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for a fire in a garage that was used as living quarters.

Deputies were called after firefighters found hypodermic needles and other meth lab supplies in a trash can located next to the burnt detached garage, according to the arrest report.

The homeowners told investigators their daughter usually stays in the garage, but is currently jailed in Pawhuska.

According to the report, Thomas Ratliff said his daughter's boyfriend, Brandon Fisher, stays at the residence on a normal basis and the family leaves the garage open for Fisher to come and go as he pleases.

A friend of Ratliff's son, Daniel Orr, who had been at the house for several days, told investigators he saw smoke coming from the garage and woke up the homeowners, who called 911.

During a later interview, Orr told investigators he saw Fisher "cooking" meth earlier in the evening and he previously saw Fisher "cook" multiple times in the past few weeks, according to the report.

Orr said Fisher burns the remnants of the meth lab in a large garbage can behind the garage.

Investigators say they found a damaged fuel container, a damaged plastic bottle and a metal container of acetone near where the fire was believed to have started.

Fisher was arrested for fourth-degree arson and endeavoring to manufacture. He was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on $90,000 bond.

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