Tulsa home destroyed by fire


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Updated: 11/04/2013 6:39 am Published: 11/04/2013 6:29 am


A family lost their home in a huge fire late Sunday night.

The fire started just before Midnight near 61st and Sheridan and it took about two hours for firefighters to put out the flames.

This morning, investigators came out here to dig through this debris which consisted of lots of wood and shingles on the ground.

Their main focus: the garage, where neighbors told firefighters one of the cars inside caught fire first.

Investigators are going through that evidence this morning to try and determine why that car might have caught on fire.

The fire could be seen for blocks around this area.

Cell phone video from a witness shows the whole sky was orange and lots of smoke poured out of the top of the home.

Fire trucks lined the street as neighbors watched, many worried for their own homes.

As soon as fireifghters pulled up they found out the husband, wife and their two kids had gotten out unharmed.

With the family safe, they decided to fight the fire from outside.

"I didn't want my crews going inside knowing the amount of fire we had," Captain Kofi Wallace told us, "so we started hitting from the outside with our exterior hose lines."

Firefighters saved what they could but at this point, it looks like the home is destroyed.

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