Vacant House engulfed in flames

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Updated: 10/15/2013 1:24 pm Published: 10/15/2013 8:14 am

FOX23 was on the scene in North Tulsa this morning where firefighters fought a fire in a vacant home.

Fire crews arrived just after 6:30 am to a house near East Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that was already fully engulfed.

Twenty-five firefighters responded to the house fire.  At one point, Captain Stan May with the Tulsa Fire Department said, the flames were so bad crews had to be pulled out of the house to fight it from the outside. Neighbors said at the height of the fire, flames reached about 40 feet above the home. 

Crews were able to put out the fire, but not before it gutted the home, and completely destroyed the back porch and wall.It took about 45 minutes to get the flames under control.  Fortunately, firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes in the neighborhood. 

The house is abandoned and we found a For Sale sign posted outside the home. Investigators ruled the fire as arson and tell FOX23 they are working to determine the cause. 

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