Melissa Clark

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Three Tulsa firefighters injured last week while battling a blaze at a school are now listed in good condition.

The fire department says the firefighters suffered third-degree burns and needed skin grafts.

Last week, a fire broke out at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences and eight firefighters suffered burns. Five of the firefighters were treated and released from the hospital.

The fire broke out before the school day began so no students or employees were injured.

From TU President Dr. Geoffrey Orsak

September 5, 2012

This morning, the residents of Tulsa woke to the devastating news of the loss of the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences to fire. Since then, the outpouring of concern from the TU family for the TSAS students, teachers and staff has been immediate and overwhelming. I have never been more proud.

Catherine Roberts

For the Tulsa School of Arts and Science, this is the second first day of school in three weeks, one day after a fire devastated its new building, the former Barnard Elementary.

TSAS Director Eric Doss says they’re letting people know how they can help.

Topping the local news from 89.5/KWGS:

  • We have the latest on yesterday's fire at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences. The ATF has been called in to help with the investigation.
  • The Democratic National Convention will stay indoors tonight. That leaves an Oklahoma delegate disappointed.
  • Form Based Coding is rejected by the Tulsa Planning Commission. We'll explain what that means for the Tulsa Pearl District.

ATF Called In To Help Investigate TSAS Fire

Sep 5, 2012

The Tulsa Fire Department will be getting federal assistance in its investigation of this morning’s blaze at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences. KWGS News has learned the Tulsa Fire Department will be getting aid from the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The ATF has activated its National Response Team to aid the Tulsa Fire Marshal’s Office. The NRT is comprised of a team of fire and explosive experts that specialize in large scale fire scene investigations.

KWGS News File Photo

At All Souls Unitarian Church, where the community of the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences gathered this morning after news that a fire had devastated the school building, cheers went up when principal Liesa Smith announced that students would not have to enroll at other high schools.

“TSAS will not be dismantled,” she told students. “You will not be sent off to other schools.”

That word comes despite the school’s new building, the former Barnard Elementary School at 17th and Lewis, going up in explosive flames early this morning.

Melissa Clark

Eight Tulsa fire-fighters are injured while battling a three alarm fire at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences. The fire was reported just before 5AM this morning at the school, which is located at 17th and South Lewis. Tulsa Fire Captain Stan May was on the scene.

Stan May: “We had heavy smoke and flames showing. Fire fighters made an aggressive interior attack. That is when we had a couple of sizable explosions; they believe it is an old chemistry lab.”