Restaurant to provide meals to apartment fire victims
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Monday, November 19, 2012
A day after a fire ripped through a Tulsa apartment complex, a fast food restaurant is stepping up to assist residents who were displaced.
Over the next two days, employees of Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Broken Arrow plan to deliver meals to families and individuals affected by the fire at Observation Point apartments, 4104 S. 130th East Ave., on Sunday afternoon.
“We felt it would be a good idea to do something for those people,” said Freddy’s spokesman Phil Black. “Maybe it would also inspire others to help out.”
Forty meals will be delivered to the apartment complex’s main office from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Black said.
According to fire investigators, 21 units were affected by the blaze, which began in an attic and eventually caused the roof on that building to partially collapse.
No one was injured in the fire, Fire Capt. Stan May said.
A preliminary damage estimate is about $200,000, May said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.