2 dead in fire at Brandy Chase Condominiums; officials say it was accidental, caused from cooking
3:51 PM, Apr 21, 2013
6:35 AM, Apr 22, 2013
Two people were killed in a fire that occurred near the 6700 block of South Peoria Sunday.
They're identified as 51-year-old Jocqueline Easley and 57-year-old George Edward Midcalf.
An emergency call went out from the Brandy Chase Condominiums, located at 67th and South Peoria, around 3 p.m.
Fire officials say the fire was contained to the kitchen. The couple was in the condo at the time.
Tulsa Fire Department public information officer Stay May says the cause of the blaze was an accidental cooking fire.
A neighbor tells 2NEWS the victims had been dating for about three weeks.
"Great people. I called her wacky. She was a great neighbor. She had just met this boyfriend about three weeks ago and he was a big, gentle giant. He was a great guy," said Susie Poston, who lives next door.
Poston attempted to get to the couple before it was too late.
"I ran around to my friend's condo and as I got there, the window in the kitchen burst and flames started coming out, so I tried to get their attention and nobody would come to do the door," she said.
May says Easley and Midcalf were found in the bedroom.
Fire officials located a smoke detector in the kitchen but it's unclear whether it was in working condition.