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West Tulsa home destroyed by fire

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Updated: 12/23/2013 10:30 am Published: 12/23/2013 10:05 am

Fire investigators are working to find out what sparked a house fire in West Tulsa.

It started just after 2 o'clock this morning near 49th West Avenue and Charles Page Boulevard.

Just about everything outside is still frozen, even the grass, and all the trees are covered in icicles.

It was in the twenties when the fire started, something that Fire Chief Jeremy Moore with the Tulsa Fire Departments says makes the job harder, and more dangerous.

"During these very cold temperatures," he says, "we have freezing hose and freezing surfaces, makes it very difficult for firefighters to be able to walk and pull the hose when the ground is freezing up and that sort of thing, makes it a little bit more dangerous when we have these freezing conditions."

The chief says at least six engines and 20 firefighters were called to the scene.

After searching the house, firefighters couldn't find anyone inside; or any obvious clues as to what started this fire.

The chief says there's no electricity or gas utilities going to this house which puts an electrical fire out of the question.

No one was injured, but the chief says both the house and garage are pretty much a total loss.

The investigation into exactly what happened is underway.

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Mayor Maynot - 12/23/2013 12:21 PM
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When you say no electricity ;) does that stop at the meter???
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