4 Okla. FFs injured in fatal explosion

The firefighters were attempting to rescue a man at a house fire when the blast occurred

By Laura French

OWASSO, Okla. — Four Oklahoma firefighters were injured in an explosion at a house fire on Thursday that killed one resident. 

Owasso firefighters responded to the blaze Thursday night and rescued a woman who was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to KTUL

Firefighters then attempted to rescue a man who was still in the house when an explosion occurred, killing the man. Four firefighters were transported to the hospital following the blast; their conditions are currently unknown. 

Investigators said an oxygen tank was likely the cause of the explosion. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. 


Most of Owasso knows by now that 3 of our firefighter brothers were injured during a house fire/explosion that occurred...

Posted by Owasso Police Department on Thursday, November 19, 2020


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