Air National Guard, several fire crews called to battle flames at north Tulsa home; no injuries

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 00:31:59-04

TULSA – The Air National Guard was called to assist after heavy smoke and flames engulfed an entire north Tulsa home. 

A tanker truck out of Owasso was sent to assist in extinguishing the flames located near the 14000th block of East 56th Street North. The Tulsa Fire Department, along with Owasso fire and the Air National Guard all assisted.

According to Tulsa Fire Department, one man was asleep inside the home when the flames erupted. A family member spoke with 2 Works for You reporter Katie Wisely saying he was driving by the house on his way to school when he noticed the fire.

The family member says he knocked on the door then peeked inside, knocked on the door again, and noticed his uncle running towards him to get out of the house.

"It's perfect timing for me to be here at the right time to come do that. I mean really no one drives on this street, but for me to see it to go in there and tell him to get out, it's a good thing for our family,” said Dou Yang, nephew of the house owner.

No injuries have been reported, says Tulsa fire.Later in the evening, the fire was deemed accidental by the Tulsa Fire Department. According to TFD, the probable source of the fire came from an aging power strip with too many items plugged in. 

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