Meth lab suspected in Tulsa house fire
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/10/12 at 5:45 PM
Tulsa fire officials are attempting to determine if a fire in a Tulsa home on Monday contained a methamphetamine lab.
About 4 p.m. Tulsa firefighters responded to a call of smoke coming from a residence in the 100 block of Atlanta Avenue, acting fire Capt. Jeff Smith said.
Crews arrived at the scene to find smoke coming from the home and later were informed that it was possible a methamphetamine lab was inside, Smith said.
No one was inside the home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported, Smith said.
A cause of the fire has not been determined.
Within minutes, firefighters had contained the blaze that was concentrated in a bedroom and dining room.
While firefighters did not find any equipment associated with a methamphetamine lab, Smith said the occupant of the home has a history of methamphetamine use.
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been called to conduct an investigation.
Firefighters work the scene of a house fire in the 100 block of Atlanta Avenue on Monday. KENDRICK MARSHALL/Tulsa World