Sheriff’s deputies reported people inside the structure
Firefighters in Tulsa were dispatched to the Coliseum Apartments at 7th and Elgin after a county sheriff’s deputy saw smoke coming from the building. After hearing voices coming from inside the boarded up structure, and seeing people throwing things out, the word of people trapped was passed along to responding companies.
One person was removed from the second floor. It appears that transients may have been making meth inside the “mostly secure” structure.
“Meth Lab May Have Sparked Fire in Abandoned Tulsa Apartment Building” Dee Duren, NewsOn6.com
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