Downtown Tulsa fire being investigated as arson

TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) — Tulsa firefighters released surveillance video Wednesday, claiming a downtown fire the day before is now under investigation as arson.

Tulsa firefighters say a shed connected to a warehouse went up in flames near 7th and Frankfort around 3:45 p.m.

They say the shed is a total loss but no one was hurt.

Surrounding businesses tell FOX23 that they have seen several homeless people live inside the shed for awhile. The video Tulsa Fire shared shows a man ride away on a bicycle shortly before the shed starts to smoke. A few moments later you see another man appear outside the shed.


TFD says all of the stuff inside the shed made it difficult for firefighters to put it out. They say they were still able to extinguish the fire in about 20 minutes.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesperson Andy Little says they are responding to fires started by homeless people almost daily.

If you have any information on this fire you are asked to call the arson tip line at 918-596-ARSN. All calls can be anonymous and can lead to a reward if information leads to a conviction.