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Family escapes large house fire in south Tulsa

Posted: 6:23 AM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 07:23:24-04

TULSA - Fire rips through a south Tulsa home overnight.

The Tulsa Fire Department responded to the house fire near 61st and Yale, a little after two this morning.

Two people were home at the time and were able to make it out.

When the fire department arrived, the garage connected to the home was fully engulfed in flames, which quickly spread to the attic of the home.

Officials believe the fire started in the garage, destroying the family's two cars and everything else inside.

"The difficulty was that the roof was a wood frame roof. So, it's very flammable and we had to make sure all exposures were protected," said Captain J. Dyer with the Tulsa Fire Department. "Then we were able to make an external attack on it and then go back in and make sure everything put out from the top down."

There were also two dogs.

One escaped by itself and another was found underneath the bed by firefighters.

Fire officials don't know what caused the fire, but Captain Dyer said they checked the gas meter and nothing appeared to have fallen on it.

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