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Firefighters investigate apartment fire in south Tulsa

Posted at 9:26 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 23:17:38-04

TULSA, Okla. — Firefighters are investigating an apartment fire in south Tulsa, according to the Tulsa Fire Department.

Crews arrived at Inhofe Plaza apartments Thursday evening near East 66th Place and South Newport Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, they found the first floor filled with smoke. A firefighter on the scene told 2 Works for You they found the smoke coming from the trash compactor.

Officials said crews evacuated residents as smoke was traveling to upper floors. Firefighters went floor to floor to clear out the smoke.

“Our primary concern in a building like this is trying to make sure everybody gets out safely," Trent Murphree, firefighter with the Tulsa Fire Department, said. "Big concern is smoke going up to the upper floors. Like I said, the fire was on the first floor. So, we knew it was going to travel upwards, so trying to get everybody out and keep them safe.”

Officials told 2 Works for You the fire was quickly under control and residents are now being let back in the complex.

So far, there is no word on any damage or if anyone was treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story.

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