Death of 8 people in burned home investigated as homicide

Eight people have died in connection with a large house fire in Broken Arrow on Thursday, police said.

Police have not confirmed the victims’ identities at this time, but said a family of eight, including six children, lives in the home.

The victims were found inside a house in the 400 block of S Hickory Ave, police said.

Neighbors called the police around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police said it’s a complex scene given the state of the house due to the fire damage.

ATF is on scene assisting with the investigation.

Police are treating this as a homicide investigation, but have not released further details.

“Broken Arrow stands together. We will grieve together and ultimately we will heal together. Please pray for those who have lost their lives and for our first responders facing a tragedy of this magnitude. My staff and I, as well as the fire chief and his staff, will have more information tomorrow,” Broken Arrow Police Chief Berryhill said in a statement Thursday evening.

This is a development story. Stay tuned for updates.

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