A tulsa firefighter is recovering at OSU Medical Center after being injured, and then brought back to life in a fire that fire officials say was arson.
It happened New Year's Eve in the 4900 block of North Elwood. When fire crews arrives they found heavy flames and smoke shooting from the house.
35-year-old James O'Neal was one of the first firefighters in the house. Firefighters had made their way to one of the back rooms to attack the fire when O'Neal was injured.
A "mayday" call was made by firefighters and additional crews were sent in to rescue O'Neal.
O'Neal had to be revived and was transported to OSU Medical Center where he has been stabilized. Firefighters say the fire was deliberately set in a back room and that the homeowner was not inside the home.
An arson investigation is under way. If you know anything about the fire, call the Arson Hotline at 918-596-2776 (ARSN).
Tulsa firefighters have added an additional $1,000 reward to the effort of catching this arsonist.