Resident alerts neighbors of midtown Tulsa fire

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Updated: 1/25/2013 10:21 am Published: 1/24/2013 11:33 pm

A close call for families settling into bed Thursday night.

A four-unit apartment complex caught fire in the 1400 block of S. Quaker, damaging two apartments,

Just before 9pm, a resident heard a smoke alarm but thought it was false alarm until his girlfriend saw smoke.

Tulsa firefighters says when they arrived they saw smoke billowing from the second floor onto the balcony.

One resident kicked in his neighbors door to rescue her animals, but no one was inside.

He says he grabbed the fire extinghuisher but the fire was too big.

“I fully thought this place was going to go up. It's over 100 years old. I thought the whole place was going to burn down honestly,” said Daniel Bickford.

No one was hurt in the fire.

Firefighters say since the building is old it has a “balloon frame” causing flames to travel down into the first floor.

A preliminary investigation shows the fire may have been electrical, starting on the second floor in a wall.  

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