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Neighborhood works with TFD to prevent fatal fires

Posted at 6:16 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 12:45:38-05

TULSA -- A North Tulsa neighborhood is shaken up after a house fire claimed the life of one of their longtime residents Saturday night.

The Tulsa Fire Department split up and canvassed the neighborhood near Berry Park Monday morning, making sure every home had a working smoke alarm.

If the homeowner allowed the firefighters to come inside, they checked their alarm or installed a new one to make sure they do everything in their power to prevent tragedy.

"It happened to my neighbor, someone I’ve been knowing for my whole life, and that’s the situation we ran into here, a gentleman who’s been living here for years, and so now when you start walking the streets and knocking on doors, everyone’s more accessible," said Rodney Tisdale, Public Education Officer for the Tulsa Fire Department.

Fire officials say the couple did have a smoke alarm in their home, but had a lot of furniture and clutter inside their house.

Officials suggest to have one or two means of exit from every room inside the house.

The name of the victim from Saturday's fire has been released.

Residents in Tulsa can call the fire department at any time to have a smoke alarm installed inside their home for free.

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