The Tulsa Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1500 block of East Admiral Place before 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
A spokesperson said heavy flames were coming from the back of the house when firefighters arrived.
Two adults and six dogs were inside. The adults and two of the dogs were able to get out on their own. Firefighters rescued four puppies.
The couple was sleeping when the fire broke out, according to fire officials, and the thumping sound.
Fire officials said the house did not have working smoke alarms.
"Smoke detectors are for waking you up at night," Capt. Mike Burgess said. "They should be near the place you sleep, not necessarily next to the kitchen if you’re burning toast. During the day, you’re going to find out there is a fire. Mainly it's needed where you sleep."
The home is a total loss. The family has been put in touch with the Red Cross.
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