Okla. Officers Rescue Woman After Meth Fire

March 15, 2011
Tulsa Police officers rescued a woman early Tuesday morning after a reported meth fire engulfed a home and a car parked nearby.

Tulsa Police officers and a Tulsa firefighter rescued a woman early Tuesday morning after a reported meth fire engulfed a home and a car parked nearby.

Firefighters and Tulsa Police responded to the fire about 1:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Birmingham Place after the Tulsa Police helicopter spotted the fire as it flew overhead, officials said.

The fire fully involved a front portion of the house and flames were shooting out above a car parked alongside the residence.

Officer Todd Henley said he and other officers noticed someone in the vehicle and notified firefighters.

Henley, Officer Charles Ramsey and a firefighter, who could not be identified Tuesday, rushed to the car where they found a disoriented woman, Henley said.

The three men then smashed a window and pulled the woman out of the car, he said.

"She was disoriented and didn't know what to do," Henley said. "We pulled her out and got her to safety."

No one was inside the home, and no one was seriously injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Henley said that as firefighters battled the blaze, officers received word that people from the burning house were seen running to a nearby, vacant house.

When officers checked that house, they didn't find anyone inside but instead found several shake-and-bake-style meth labs, Henley said. "We immediately started seeing components of meth labs and what not thrown about everywhere," Henley said. "It had been an operation site for quite sometime."

No arrests have been made.

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