Two Okla. Firefighters Burned at House Fire

March 12, 2013
Two Tulsa firefighters were hospitalized for treatment of burns suffered while battling a blaze that gutted a home Monday night.

March 12-- Two Tulsa firefighters were burned while fighting a house fire Monday evening.

The two, whose names were not released, were in the process of fighting a fire in the 6400 block of West 60th Street when they suffered minor burns, Fire Chief Ray Driskell said.

They were taken to a hospital for treatment, he said.

Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front of the one-story house when firefighters arrived about 7:30 p.m., Driskell said.

It seemed to have started in the front bedrooms and then spread throughout the house, he said.

The house was gutted by the flames, and damage was estimated at $100,000, he said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Driskell said no one was home when the fire started but that two adults live there. The American Red Cross will be assisting them, officials said.

Copyright 2013 - Tulsa World, Okla.

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