House fire in midtown Tulsa

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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 10/20/2013 10:22 pm Published: 10/20/2013 7:16 pm

Yale Avenue between 36th Street and 41st Street is back open in both directions Sunday night.

Tulsa police closed both directions around 6 p.m. while firefighters battled a house fire.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire in about hour. They said the fire spread to the kitchen and damaged about half of the house causing about $80,000 in damage.

They are still investigating the cause but they did say there were gas cans inside the garage when it caught fire.

FOX23 learned the homeowner was inside at the time but she was able to get out safely.

Tulsa Fire Department District Chief Roger Williams said, “Smoke detectors started sounding about the time neighbors started pounding.”

Williams said there were no injuries and everything went smoothly except the one hiccup the fire hydrant was on the east side of the street and the house was on the west side of the street.

Southbound traffic and northbound traffic was being diverted off of Yale Avenue until fire crews were able to finish putting out the fire.

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