Scene of fatal house fire reignites overnight


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Updated: 1/15/2013 9:24 am Published: 1/14/2013 8:26 pm


The scene of a fatal house fire reignited early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to the 1600 block of west Newton around 2:30 when smoke started rising from the home. 

It's the same home where firefighters say a man in his 70s died in a fire on Monday evening.  The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters say neighbors reported the blaze in the 1600 block of West Newton around 6:30 pm.  When firefighters arrived they found two-thirds of the home consumed by fire.  The fire was so dangerous inside that firefighters had to evacuate the home and fight the flames from the outside.

Once it was under control they got inside and found the victim, a man in his 70s, in the kitchen.  Firefighters believe the man lived alone and suffered from a medical condition that may have made it difficult for him to get out of the house when the fire started.

This is the third fire that Tulsa Fire Department responded to on Monday.  The other two were caused by space heaters.  Firefighters cannot say for certain what caused the deadly fire and an investigation is underway.

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