Tenants Living Without Heat At Tulsa Apartment Complex - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |


Tenants Living Without Heat At Tulsa Apartment Complex

Posted: Updated:
TULSA, Oklahoma -

It’s another day and night without heat for people living in the Fulton Plaza apartments in Tulsa. Tenants say they've been in the cold all winter.

As of now, the City Of Tulsa housing department and City Councilor Karen Gilbert say the living conditions are unacceptable and they are demanding things be fixed soon.

Ben Foundray says he hasn’t had heat for a single day this winter.

"Two space heaters in the living room and two small ones in the bedrooms, so we have one in every room,” he said.

He says the Fulton Plaza property managers only provided them one space heater, so he had to buy the rest.

"How are you going to heat your kitchen or living room or bathroom? You can drag it from room to room I guess? No, I don't think so,” said Foundray.

The City of Tulsa gave crews until 11 a.m. Tuesday to get up to code with adequate heat. They say after a new boiler was installed and failed, crews realized the whole system is a mess. Now, property management has a new deadline to find at least find a temporary solution.

"We will give them until tomorrow,” said Gilbert. “But we have to put our foot down at some point in time.”

Gilbert says if they don't, they could face criminal charges.

“I'm tired of excuses, to be honest with you,” said Gilbert. “These residents deserve better than what they're getting.”

Foundray, who worries about the safety issues with all these space heaters, is crossing his fingers for more answers.

"If they don't get it running and the city is involved, they're going to do something about it hopefully,” he said.

Until this is fixed, a few Tulsa firefighters will stay on what is called “fire watch" to make sure they are close and ready to respond if any fires were to break out, knowing how dangerous this situation is.

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
Newson6.com 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.