Tulsa firefighters are investigating a deadly house fire in south Tulsa

Posted at 3:59 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 12:29:26-05

TULSA, Okla.- Tulsa Firefighters are investigating a deadly house fire in south Tulsa.

The fire department was called to the home at 1700 East 56th Street around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Officials found a woman inside the house. They believe she lived alone and was a hoarder.

It took crews about an hour to fully get rid of the flames. Officials say they had difficulty with both getting into the home because of the amount of stuff inside and the cold weather.

They said the bitter cold caused ice to build on the ground and on their equipment. Regulators for their breathing apparatuses would freeze forcing them to leave the building temporarily. 

They used foam instead of water to reduce the amount of ice as much as possible.

The building is a total loss. No other buildings were damaged.

The victim's identity has not been released. No cause has been determined. 

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