Downtown home spotted on fire by passerby

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 08:09:15-04

TULSA – A firefighter was sent to the hospital after being injured after fighting a fire in downtown Tulsa.

Firefighters responded to the fire call around midnight at 12th and Indiana when a driver passing by noticed the flames and called emergency services.

The firefighters say they were able to get the flames extinguished but the home still has extensive damage. Crews say the large amount of stuff and belongings contributed to the quick spreading flames.

It wasn’t until after the flames were out that a firefighter who was inspecting the inside fell through the floor on the back patio.

“Fortunately the firefighter is one of our rookies. He was able to climb out of the hole on his own and got checked out by EMSA. And so far, they tell me he's going to be OK, so that's good news,” said Capt. Mike Burgess, Tulsa Fire Department.

There were no people injured due to the flames but a dog was found unresponsive. Paramedics and firefighters attempted to revive the dog but it did not make it.

Right now, investigators are still trying to find a cause of the fire and they say it could potentially be suspicious.