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Overnight house fire in Tulsa kills 1

House fire near Archer and Rosedale Avenue
Posted at 5:49 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 13:57:12-05

TULSA, Okla. — One person is dead after a house caught fire early Thursday morning.

Tulsa fire crews arrived at the home near Archer and Rosedale Ave around 2 a.m. They found heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. District Chief Jose Ariza told 2 News they immediately initiated an aggressive attack on the fire. Ariza said the cold did play a factor while fighting the fire.

“Cold weather played into it. We want to make sure to keep our firefighters warm," says Ariza. "We had some issues with the water freezing on the streets and made access a little bit tricky but the professionals behind me did a great job getting the fire out and removing one victim from the fire."

Crews confirmed one person died in the fire and they believe the victim lived in the home. The fire caused some damage to the house next door as well. The cause of the fire is unknown and the victim has not been identified. An investigation is ongoing.

The Tulsa Fire Department plans to send out crews to canvas the nearby area to check and install smoke detectors.

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