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Oklahoma police officer catches baby dropped from balcony during apartment fire

BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World Modified: January 6, 2014 at 12:56 pm •  Published: January 6, 2014

A Tulsa Police officer caught a baby that was dropped to him from a balcony as residents desperately tried to escape the smoke and flames shooting from an apartment fire early this morning.

Dozens of residents were displaced from the fire at the Whispering Oaks Apartments at 1140 S. 101st E. Ave. about 6:30 a.m. No deaths were reported. One person was taken to the hospital, according to Tulsa police.

Tulsa police officers leaving a morning squad meeting saw the fire and "immediately ran over and started banging on doors trying to get folks out," said Cpl. Brian Collum.

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