From Enterprise Staff
A four-alarm fire at Broken Arrow Lodge and Marina destroyed four cabins Saturday morning around 12:30 a.m.
Groups of students were lodging at Broken Arrow for a high school bass tournament.
“Apparently, they weren’t chaperoned,” Broken Arrow owner Connie Griffin said of the students in the room where the fire originated. “Apparently, when it happened, the kids tried to put it out and they couldn’t. So, they moved all their stuff out of the rooms and they moved all their vehicles, and then they contacted me. So, it had been going. We probably could have saved two (cabins), but we lost all four. I am sure they were panicked.”
The cabins were in a fourplex and fully furnished, according to Griffin. She said they were engulfed in flames by the time she was notified. The cabins were each approximately 400-500 square feet.
Griffin is waiting on the fire marshal’s report for cause of the blaze. There are still four large brick cabins across the property, but half of Griffin’s income was lost in the fire.
She believes all four to be a complete loss and has plans to rebuild. Broken Arrow is now in its 50th year of existence.