Tulsa firefighters battled bitter cold while fighting apartment fire

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Reported by: Farron Salley
Updated: 2/06 8:34 pm Published: 2/06 3:39 pm

The frigid weather made it difficult for firefighters to stay warm while fighting an apartment fire in midtown Tulsa on Thursday morning.

FOX23’s Farron Salley talked to firefighters about how they handle bitter cold conditions.

Firefighters on scene were walking very carefully to avoid slipping on the snow and ice.

“It's so cold it makes it difficult for firefighters, slips and falls, ice accumulating very quickly on streets and hoses, makes it very difficult for firefighters,” said Jeremy Moore with the Tulsa Fire Department.

As icicles formed around the complex and on power lines firefighters rotated on twenty minute shifts battling the flames and trying to warm up.

The Tulsa Red Cross stationed a disaster relief bus to help in the rescue, serving the firefighters hot chocolate and snacks. The bus also helped people who were displaced from the fire and also struggling to stay warm.

Several of the firefighters stayed around to make sure some of the senior citizens got inside somewhere warm while they waited to find out the fate of the apartments.

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