Woman displaced from W. Tulsa home after fire

Posted at 6:46 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 07:54:21-05

TULSA – A fire ripped through a west Tulsa home displacing a woman who was forced to look for other lodgings.

Firefighters say the woman was not injured but her garage was destroyed and the outside of her home has damage.

Thankfully, the woman was able to get out of the home before the flames spread. Crews say the fire broke out near West 71st Street and South Union Avenue around 2 a.m.

When firemen arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the attached garage.

"Smoke damage throughout the house. The garage is pretty much a total loss,” said Jim Nimmo, Tulsa Fire Department.

Captain Nimmo believes the fire started in the attic.

The wind gusts coming strong from the north made it a bit challenging for firemen to battle the flames. It took at least a dozen firefighters around thirty minutes to extinguish the flames.

Fire crews cleared the scene around 5 a.m. but went back to the home an hour later to look for hotspots.

For the time being, the owner is planning to stay with her son, so the Red Cross was not contacted.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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