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Fire leaves more than a dozen families homeless

Posted at 10:27 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:27:13-04

Red Cross case workers are helping 15 families impacted by a south Tulsa apartment fire Wednesday.

Pamela Ward knew it was time to get out.

"I screamed for my son and ran out the door," Ward said. "The smoke just started coming in so heavy. It started shooting from one side then to the other side."

The fire came roaring through the apartment complex building.

Pamela's son KJ Jones scrambled to get his family to safety.

"I don't know what happened," Jones said. "I was on my phone and my mom said something about smoke. I went outside to check and saw this huge smoke cloud."

What these tenant went through is life changing.

"We all came together during this crisis and that's awesome," Ward said.

The American Red Cross says they are working with 15 families on a case-by-case basis and don't have any plans to setup a shelter right now.

Fire officials said the next step is finding out how the fire started.

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