Arson suspected in early morning Oklahoma City blaze

Thursday, December 27th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Arson is suspected in an early Thursday morning fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex.

No injuries were reported.

Investigators suspect the blaze at Heritage Park Apartments was intentionally set, said fire Maj. Brian Stanaland.

Firefighters were called at 3:19 a.m and found flames had broken through the roof when they arrived, Stanland said.

Eight apartment units were damaged by fire and six other units sustained smoke and water damage.

The fire is the third at the complex since July, Stanaland said, causing nearly three quarter of a million dollars in total damage.

An accidental fire on July 4 was started by a charcoal grill and caused about $280,000 in damage. Another accidental fire on November 27th fire was started by a child and caused an estimated $240,000 in damages.