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House fire in east Tulsa injures one man
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House fire in east Tulsa injures one man

House fire in east Tulsa injures one man
Photo Credit: Skyler Cooper

House fire in east Tulsa injures one man

The fire call went out about 12:30 p.m. Monday to a house near 61st Street just east of Hwy 169.

One person was reportedly injured by broken glass while trying to douse the flames before firefighters arrived.

It's unknown if that person was a neighbor, a passerby or possibly a resident.

Initial reports indicated that there may have been a meth lab inside the home, but Tulsa Fire tells KRMG nothing was found inside to indicate suspicious activity.

The fire was quicklycontained and no other structures were damaged.

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