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Firefighters are investigating what caused this fire that damaged several outbuildings in Berryhill, Sunday Afternoon.
Firefighters tell KTUL.com, at the height of Sunday's blaze it's estimated the fire was burning close to 900 degrees Farenheit
The homeowners watch in shock as several outbuildings behind their house go up in flames, Sunday Afternoon.
Investigators want to know what started a fire that damaged several outbuildings and left one firefighter injured, Sunday.
Firefighters were called to a home in the 2400 block of South 57th West Avenue around One O'clock.
Several neighbors told KTUL.com, that they heard what sounded like explosions and saw the outbuildings behind the home ablaze.
Berryhill Fire Chief Michael Hall tells KTUL.com, the fire was fueled by several chemical products stored in some of the outbuildings. He estimates at the height of the blaze, the fire was burning close to 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chief Hall says the homeowners were not at home at the time of the fire. He adds that the home itself did not appear to sustain any damage.
During the course of the firefighting effort a Tulsa Firefighter injured his ankle. He was transported from the scene by EMSA to an area hospital.
At this point, it is unclear what started the blaze. Officials are continuing to investigate.
Look for more on this story later on-air on Tulsa's Channel 8 and on-line at KTUL.com.
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