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Fire breaks out inside midtown home; Tulsa Fire Department on scene

Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-31 19:45:56-05

TULSA -- The Tulsa Fire Department is investigating after a fire broke out at a midtown home Saturday afternoon.

"Everything here can be replaced so we're good, I have to keep telling myself that." Michael Potts stood by as his home went up in flames.

"I was in our office in the front part of the house, and I saw smoke from the window, and I ran to the front and saw the flames, so then I called 911,” said Fred Boyd, a neighbor near the home.

Clouds of smoke traveled through the neighborhood as fire blazing out of the roof and windows. “Told the lady on the phone that my concern was there could be people in the house,” said Boyd.

"About halfway through we got a report that there was supposed to be a possible victim on the second story, on the south side of the building,” said Tulsa Fire Department Chief Jon Steiner.

Neighbors ran from house to house looking for the family's son they believed was asleep upstairs.

"Our son and our dogs got out so I can handle anything else,” said Potts

The Tulsa Fire Department says smoke detectors woke him up.

Fire officials say they are still investigating what caused the fire, but neighbors say they’ll rally around their own.

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