Group Wants To Help Wagoner Businesses Recover - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


Group Wants To Help Wagoner Businesses Recover

Posted: Updated:
WAGONER, Oklahoma -

Community leaders from across Oklahoma came together Tuesday to help business owners in Wagoner get back on their feet after they lost everything.

Several community members got an up close look at what's left of the historic buildings that burned Sunday, July 30 in downtown Wagoner. 

Firefighters and investigators guided them around the outside of the building as they saw the charred debris up close. 

7/30/2017 Related Story: Wagoner Firefighters Battle Fires In Historic Downtown Buildings

Samantha Call with the Wagoner Switch District said she and other leaders poured a lot of time into revitalizing the area.

She said Wagoner will bounce back, but it's still such a painful loss.

"It's devastating. You know, it's like we're on the cusp of rebuilding and then, something like this happens," Call said. 

The group "Oklahoma Main Street" organized the walkthrough in hopes of showing what business and building owners have lost, and also finding ways to help them. 

The group gathered to look at the damage and talk about the possibilities.

Firefighters and investigators guided them around the outside of the building as they saw the charred debris up close. 

The group said despite this tragedy, there's still a special spirit to rebuild here.

"They have a very positive attitude about it, they do," said Buffy Hughes with the Main Street. I think that they're very hopeful and they're ready to get to work."
Oklahoma Main Street said it hopes to bring in state and national resources to help the town.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.