Copper theft leads to dangerous transformer fire in west Tulsa

VIDEO: Dangerous fire caused by copper thieves in west Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Firefighters responded to a fire in west Tulsa early Tuesday morning.
  • Tulsa firefighters put out the building fire on Charles Page Boulevard and South 33rd West Avenue before 11 a.m.
  • Officials say the fire started when copper thieves used a welding blow torch on a transformer.
  • Hazmat crews worked the scene due to potential carcinogens released from the fire.
  • This is a developing story. DOWNLOAD the FOX23 News app for updates sent to your phone

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