ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

clear-night
81°
Sunny
H 100° L 78°
  • clear-night
    81°
    Current Conditions
    Sunny. H 100° L 78°
  • clear-day
    96°
    Afternoon
    Sunny. H 100° L 78°
  • clear-day
    96°
    Evening
    Sunny. H 100° L 78°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Local
Tulsa firefighters rescue women from burning home
Close

Tulsa firefighters rescue women from burning home

Tulsa firefighters rescue women from burning home
Photo Credit: Russell Mills

Tulsa firefighters rescue women from burning home

Tulsa firefighters battled flames and the elements early Tuesday morning, and rescued two women from a burning home in north Tulsa.

The call came in to 911 just after 3 a.m., sending fire crews to a house at the intersection of E. 27th Place and N. Hartford Ave.

When the initial companies arrived, they found the house burning fiercely, and a woman outside in the driveway told them there were people inside.

Dist. Chief Bennie E. Herring told KRMG at the scene that they immediately went into search and rescue mode.

"Companies rolled up with heavy flames out of the structure," he said, and because of the wind they had a lot of smoke and embers obstructing their view.

"The first crew that went through the garage heard someone in the garage, did a quick search for that voice, found a lady and brought her out to the driveway with the first woman," he said.

The two women said another woman was in a bedroom in the northeast part of the house, the only other part that wasn't burning at the time.

Then, the house flashed over. "That's when all the flammable combustibles inside the house reach their ignition temperature at the same time," Chief Herring said. "It blew out with enough force to knock three of probably my largest guys down, tall big men."

Another crew, meanwhile, saw someone trying to force a window on the northeast side, they managed to get through the window and rescue a woman and her dog from inside.

One of the women went to the hospital with burns on her face, a second with smoke inhalation. The third woman was unhurt.

Remarkably none of the firefighters, including those caught by the flash over, were injured.

Fire marshals arrived on the scene shortly after 4:00 a.m. to investigate the cause.

Chief Herring said the structure will be a total loss. Part of the roof collapsed in the center of the home, and every room was destroyed or heavily damaged in the fire.

The Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross responded as well to help the occupants with clothing and shelter.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

  • A woman is arrested for child endangerment after her young son is found wandering through an apartment complex. We're told Jana Clem had forgotten to lock the door after she took her prescription medications Thursday at the Chapel Ridge Apartments. Someone called Rogers County deputies after finding the 4-year old alone. Clem said she didn't realize that the boy had left their apartment.
  • A Tulsa man is dead after pointing a gun at a police officer during a traffic stop. We're told 52-year old Joshua Daniels was shot early Thursday near Neosho, Missouri after he tried to drive away from a police traffic stop for a second time. Neosho police say Daniels may have been intoxicated.
  • Rogers County deputies are investigating the report of a woman leaving her two children inside a parked car during the day Thursday. We're told Crystal Shell had left the car operating with the air conditioner on and parked at the county courthouse. Deputies informed her that, even so, her actions were too dangerous. When deputies ran an identity check on Shell, she was arrested for having outstanding warrants.
  • Yes, the airlines are taking what many agree is well-deserved flack lately, but passengers are not all angels. The Telegraph reports that flight attendants list some of passengers’ most annoying traits on a Facebook group. Those traits include taking forever to decide what drink you want (especially when you've seen the cart coming down the aisle for 10 minutes). Physically poking a flight attendant to get their attention, instead of just saying, 'excuse me,' is a major annoyance. Asking to borrow a pen for customs forms doesn’t go over well. And handing flight attendants, tissues, toothpicks, and (believe it or not) dirty diapers, actually happens. Put 'em in the barf bag, attendants say. You can read more about the story from the Telegraph here.
  • A rare baby Amur tiger cub at a zoo in Philadelphia was neglected by its mother after its birth earlier this month. The cub named Zoya, which means 'life' in Russian, is being sent to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. Zoya will integrate with a tiger cub litter there. The Philadelphia Zoo says 10-year-old Koosaka gave birth July 10 to a litter of five cubs.  Two were stillborn and one was accidentally injured by the mother and died.  The zoo says the mother never showed maternal behavior toward the remaining cubs and they were moved to the zoo's animal hospital, where the fourth died. Amur tigers, also called Siberian tigers, are endangered in the wild. They're found in eastern Russia and northeastern China.