Dozens of firefighters battle midtown Tulsa structure fire


TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Firefighters battled a structure fire in midtown Tulsa Tuesday.
  • Officials say the fire broke out in the west end of a building near Fifth and Rockford.
  • They say several buildings in the area are connected together, but the fire was mainly contained to one building there.

Tulsa County Assessor's Office

  • The fire broke out around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Fire officials say they had around 75 firefighters on the scene.
  • They say the building was vacant, but there were materials inside the building.
  • The roof collapsed as the fire continued to burn.
  • A former owner of the building told FOX23 he had sold it to a company that dealt in neon signs, but those owners reportedly sold it as well.
  • The building was allegedly for lease at the time of the fire.
  • Nearby business Superior Linen Service evacuated as a precaution. Normal business is set to resume Wednesday.
  • The Red Cross said they responded with snacks and drinks for the firefighters.
  • The fire was extinguished around 4 p.m. 
  • FOX23 is at the scene learning more.

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