Red Cross, City Of Muskogee To Aid Families Displaced By Fire

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 9:41 pm
By: Jordan Tidwell

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -

At least 16 people are living in a place that is not their own after a fire tore through their Muskogee apartment complex.

Mayor Marlon Coleman said first responders worked hard to make sure no one was hurt during this fire, saying it could have been a lot worse.

Firefighters responded to the Raintree Apartments Saturday afternoon where flames destroyed one building's roof and left the 16-unit building a total loss. 

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, city officials and the Red Cross are helping residents find somewhere to stay. 

Kyle Price lived inside one of the apartments that experienced major damage as a result.

"Inside of mine, specifically, there's a lot of water damage,” Price said. “The roof is pretty much gone. In a lot of places, walls are kind of sagging. A lot of belongings are gone.”

Coleman said if you would like to help the victims, you can call the mayor's office at 918-684-6201. 

The city plans to have a list of supplies needed available in the next few days. 

If you would like to support the families, you can find the GoFundMe here.