TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Fire swept through a two-story home in central Tulsa, killing an elderly woman who fire officials say was overcome by heavy smoke.
Fire department spokesman Bill French says firefighters pulled 71-year-old Eleanor Jordan from the home early Thursday morning, but she later died at a Tulsa hospital from smoke inhalation.
French says firefighters found flames shooting from the home’s roof when they responded to the call just before 5 a.m. He says the house was packed full of stacked boxes and clutter that hindered fire fighting efforts.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.