Cause Of Muskogee Apartment Building Fire Under Investigation


Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:04 am
By: News On 6


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MUSKOGEE, OK -- An apartment building at the Shady Hollow Apartment complex in Muskogee was destroyed in an early Thursday morning fire.  

The complex is located in the 200 block of Country Club Drive.  

Muskogee Fire officials say the fire started in the attic area of the building at about 5 a.m, displacing 28 residents.  

Apartment manager Margaret Yarbrough told the News On 6 the fire destroyed one building in the complex with 16 units, including hers.

Yarbrough said she was asleep when someone pounded on her door to warn her about the fire.  She said she had trouble waking up and made it out with only the pajamas she was wearing.

Muskogee Shady Hollow Apartment Complex Fire

The Red Cross in Tulsa says its volunteers were dispatched to provide for the immediate needs of the residents.  

Muskogee Fire says no one was injured, but a cat in one apartment did died. 

Muskogee Fire requested a Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle to provide hydrating beverages for the firefighters that were working the scene.

Yarbrough said the complex has ten buildings with 148 total apartment units. 

Fire officials say of the 16 units in the destroyed building, only 14 were occupied at the time of the fire. 

SKYNEWS 6 flew over the complex as firefighters continued to extinguish hot spots in the building.

An investigation into the cause of the fire continues.

If you have photos or video of the fire, please send them to The News On 6 by emailing them to pics@newson6.net.

The News On 6 will have more on this story with reporter Dan Bewley in Muskogee at the News On 6 at Noon.