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TPD: One dead after fire at Brookshire Motel on historic Route 66

Posted at 7:33 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 08:33:47-04

TULSA — Tulsa firefighters say one person is dead after firefighters battled flames at a Route 66 landmark Tuesday morning.

The fire took place the the Brookshire Motel located near South Garnett Road and East 11th Street.

TPD says that investigators are unsure of the cause of death of the on person, at this time.

The Brookshire Motel is one of the places on Oklahoma's Most Endangered Places lists.

It was built in the 1940s and attracted crowds traveling the mother road, Route 66.

The building sat vacant for years and then the Route 66 Commission and Tulsa Foundation for Architecture took an interest.

Unfortunately, in Feb. 2019, the main building caught fire but left the cottages and iconic neon sign intact.

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