Firefighters injured in south Tulsa apartment fire

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Crews fought a fire near 91st and Delaware.
  • They shut down the road there while they fought the fire.

Crews battled a fire near 91st and Delaware in south Tulsa Saturday.

WATCH: People across south Tulsa saw smoke from the fire

The fire started at the Deerfield Estate Apartments around 11:15 Saturday morning.

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A fire is burning a south Tulsa apartment complex. FOX23 Hector Mejia is on the scene as crews fight the blaze.

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Crews shut down Delaware between 81st and 91st as they fought the fire.

Fire officials said they treated two children at the scene.

At least 50 fire fighters helped battle the blaze.

WATCH: Crews fight south Tulsa fire

12 units were affected by the fire. As many as nine of those were heavily damaged.

18 people were displaced.

Three firefighters were injured in the fire. Their injuries were not life-threatening. A balcony collapsed on two of them. A section of ceiling fell onto the third.

Four Tulsa firefighters injured on the job in less than 24 hours. The latest on the fire danger in Green Country, tonight on FOX23 News.

Posted by FOX23 Nina Carter on Saturday, February 27, 2016

They were released from the hospital later Saturday night.

SOUND: Resident talks about a firefighter's injury

Two of them were injured when a balcony collapsed on them. They may have had burn injuries. The other had a ceiling collapse on  him.

UPDATE: 3 firefighters injured in south Tulsa apartment fire after a balcony and a ceiling collapsed. It's happening...

Posted by FOX23 Tiffany Alaniz on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Crews at the scene said the fire started in a bottom unit, crawled to the top and then spread through the attic.

WATCH: Crews care for a cat after the fire