Oklahoma’s Broken Arrow – After eight individuals were discovered dead in a house fire near Tulsa on Thursday, authorities in Oklahoma opened a homicide investigation. Around 4 p.m. local time on Thursday, the fire was reported in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which is 13 miles southeast of Tulsa. Although the fire and the fatalities were being investigated as homicides, Broken Arrow police stated that they did not think there was an immediate threat to the public.
Broken Arrow police wrote on Facebook on Thursday night, “Given the situation of the residence due to the fire damage, it is a complex scenario.” “This is still being looked into.”
According to witnesses, there were two adults and six children living in the home. However, the remains have not yet been positively identified, according to police spokesman Ethan Hutchins.
“Naturally, Broken Arrow is shocked by this. The city is secure. This kind of circumstance does not frequently occur in Broken Arrow “At the scene, Hutchins informed reporters. According to Catelin Powers, she noticed a smoke column close to her house when she was driving nearby with her kids and decided to check.
She told The Associated Press, “When I went closer to the house, I saw smoke shooting out from the very top of the house, which seemed maybe the attic.” Apparently unconscious and unresponsive woman was being dragged out of the front door by a third man as two other males and a woman on her phone stood in front of the house, according to Powers. She remarked, “Her arms were flapping to her sides.
Power remarked, “She was either wearing panties and a tight blouse or really short shorts.” She said the woman “appeared maybe to be in her mid-twenties” and had a tan complexion. Powers claimed that she continued driving after realizing she was likely dead in order to spare her kids the sight.
With about 115,000 residents, Broken Arrow is Tulsa’s largest suburban community. He said that the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was supporting the inquiry.