Resident Seriously Burned
FIRE IN A MANNFORD, OKLAHOMA (Tulsa area), APARTMENT building sent the elderly resident to the hospital with burn injuries along with at least four others who were injured while helping other residents escape.
The structure was a 4-unit building in a complex that was completely destroyed by the fire. It began around 5:45 when what many residents described as an explosion-sound occurred immediately followed by a large and fast-growing blaze.
Two neighbors, one of them a local volunteer firefighter, ran to the primary victim's unit where they found a 58-yr.-old woman suffering from burns and large chunks of flaming materials dropping on her from the ceiling. They carried her out, receiving some burns themselves, and she was transported to the hospital with reportedly 28% second- and third-degree burns on her.
KTUL-TV Ch. 8 has some fire footage in this brief video report:
KOKI-TV Ch. 23 has additional video in this report:
The state fire marshal is on the scene this morning to investigate the unknown cause of the fire.
KJRH-TV noted that the local fire department does not have access to a ladder truck.
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