Firemen fall a full story in building fire, FOX23 Interview


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 2/17 12:15 am Published: 2/16 9:58 pm


TULSA, Okla. - New on FOX23 News Sunday, a Tulsa firefighter who fell through the floor of a building while battling a fire told FOX23 the incident came out of nowhere. 

We first brought you the story about a fire that happened at Becco Contractors on Friday night. 

Sunday night, the firefighter spoke with FOX23 about what happened. 

What started out as a normal fire soon became a scary mess for station 4's Micah Seibel, "A lot of smoke covering the street [and] covering the building."
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"One minute I’m on the second floor. Seconds later I’m on the first floor," Seibel explained.

Siebel said he and his crew were working to make sure nobody was inside the burning building when it happened.

"There’s no time to think. You're going and there is nothing you can do about it," he said. 

Siebel does share his appreciation and thanks to other firefighters for their training and ability to handle "mayday" situations.

That’s the only reason he feels he was taken to safety quickly.

And he says luckily he fell in a way that he wasn't badly hurt.

Siebel also told FOX23 he hopes this never happens again.

FOX23 asked: 

"Does this make you think twice about running into a burning building next time?"

Siebel said, "Absolutely not."

Because at the end of the day, he said his job is not about himself but other people.

"We take great pride in making sure our citizens are safe and that we do what we have to protect the city of Tulsa," he said.


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Mayor Maynot - 2/17/2014 2:02 AM
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It's good that he was ok.
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