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Families trying to move on after apartment fire

Posted: 9:43 PM, Sep 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-20 22:43:34-04

TULSA -- Dozens of people are cleaning out the salvageable items from their burned apartments after Wednesday's massive fire.

Brittnie Harjo was one of the tenants of the Riverchase apartments near 71st and Riverside who lost her home in the massive fire.

She was digging picture frames of her two-year-old son out of the rubble in her apartment.

She was at work at Kindercare when her mother called saying the apartment building was on fire. Fortunately, her family and all of the other residents in the building made it out safely.

While devastated at the material losses, she's trying to move forward by finding a new apartment for her son.

"He’s not going to be able to come home, he’s not going to be able to play with his toys, he’s not going to be able to play with his blanky," said Harjo.

Three Tulsa firefighters were treated for heat related injuries. Officials are still trying to figure out what caused the fire.

The Red Cross says they're helping more than 35 people who were displaced from the fire.

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