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North Tulsa apartment catches fire overnight

Posted at 5:44 AM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-08 07:36:03-04

EMSA transported a north Tulsa man to the hospital after his apartment caught fire overnight.

Tulsa Fire Department District Chief Nate Morgans says the fire at the Northern Heights apartments appears to have started near a front window. From there, Morgans says it moved up the wall and into the attic.

He credits Tulsa firefighters with quickly extinguishing the blaze.

"Buildings like this have common attics, without fire stops, and it takes a quick response. And fortunately -- I couldn't be more proud of the men and women of District 4. They did a great job," Morgans said.

A man sharing a wall with the unit that caught fire says the flames were sizeable when the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. He says he did not hear any smoke alarms sound.

An on-site manager tells 2 Works for You that he scrambled to unlock as many apartment doors as possible before firefighters arrived so that residents could more easily get outside the building.

Morgans says two dogs were rescued.

The extent of the victim's injuries wasn't clear, but they do not appear to be life-threatening, according to Morgans.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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