Funeral home fire called arson

Ponca City Now - June 4, 2015 8:53 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa authorities say an initial investigation indicates a fire that destroyed a funeral home was intentionally set.

Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Stan May said investigators believe the cause of the Thursday morning fire at the Dyer Memorial Chapel was arson but it’s unclear what started the blaze.

May says one man inside the building jumped from a second-floor window to escape and that it took responders about 40 minutes to extinguish the flames.

It’s unclear if that man was injured or taken to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.

It’s also unclear what was destroyed inside of the building.

Funeral home owner Samuel Dyer Tells KOKI-TV there was only one body inside of the building but it was moved before the flames spread.


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