Man arrested for arson in Tulsa apartment complex fire

TULSA, Okla. — A man was arrested for arson in connection with a Tulsa apartment complex fire early Thursday morning.

Shawn Michael Carnahan was arrested for first degree arson and endangering lives.

Firefighters responded to Cobblestone Apartments near 51st and Memorial around 2 a.m. and fire could be seen spewing from the roof of one of the buildings.

All 24 units in the building were damaged. 22 of those units were occupied.

No tenants were injured.

According to Andy Little with Tulsa fire, one firefighter fell through a stairwell that gave way from the third floor to the first floor. He does not have life threatening injuries.

The American Red Cross is assisting residents. So far they have helped 46 people amounting to more than $10,000 in assistance.

Cobblestone Apartments released a statement that said in part, “Each one of us here at TMC Property Management would like to thank Tulsa firefighters and first responders for their response to this morning’s fire at Cobblestone Apartments, 7643 East 51st Street in Tulsa. It was amazing to watch the first responders come together to support our residents. We are grateful.”

That statement goes on to say the complex is working to place all residents displaced by the fire in another unit at Cobblestone Apartments or at one of TMC Property Management’s other properties.

Red Cross and TMC Property’s parent company, Jamison Management Company, is providing over $20,000 in relief funds to 46 displaced residents.

Cobblestone is also collecting donations to help the residents. You can donate items directly at the complex at 7643 E. 51st Street.