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911 service restored in Tulsa area after fire at AT&T site

July 9, 2019 GMT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa-area officials say residents can call 911 for emergencies again after a fire disrupted service.

A city news release says the service was restored Tuesday after a fire at a Tulsa AT&T building left the service down or sporadic for several hours.

The police department had asked residents who couldn’t call 911 not to report an emergency via social media. Police officers had been stationed at QuikTrip convenience stores, major intersections and fire stations to respond to people who couldn’t get through the phone system.

Police in the Tulsa suburbs of Owasso and Sand Springs also reported 911 disruptions.