None - An electrical fire forces people from a downtown Tulsa building with storied past.
The Tulsa Fire Department responded at 3:37 a.m. Thursday to the report of a fire at the 3-story Irving Building at 110 West 4th Street.
The building houses the old Orpha's Downtown Lounge and has apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
A fire investigator says the fire started between the 2nd and 3rd floors and was in a wall.
One of the residents helped get the others out of the burning building.
"I was asleep when someone came around beating on doors. I came out of my room. The hall was filling up with smoke. We beat on everybody's door several times, not just once or twice but several times. Even if we thought they were out, we went back and made sure."
The resident said he had to use his clothing for protection so that he could knock on the rest of the doors.
"Had my coat over my mouth to try to keep the smoke away. Everybody was just trying to make sure everybody was out on the third floor."
All of the occupants were evacuated from the building as smoke was pouring from the structure.
One person called the fire into 911 and several tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher.
A fire official who was on the scene says it is likely that the fire started in a wall.
PSO crews arrived to cut power to the building.
After the fire was extinguished, fire crews continued to have a lane of 4th Street blocked off between Cheyenne Avenue and Boulder Avenue. All lanes were open by 7:30am.
There were no reports of any injuries.