Many of the fire victims from Sunday nights French Quarter Apartment blaze are Midwestern State University students.
MSU Police Chief Dan Williams says, "As a University we wanted to touch base with the management office at French Quarter. We know we have a number of students that live there."
The aftermath of Sunday nights fire speaks loud and clear. Damage to roofing and doors at French Quarter Apartments is visible. The damaged apartments have been taped off, but you can see the damage and how bad it is. Some apartments are a total loss. For MSU students who have been affected by the flames there is help. Chief Williams comments, "There is the possibility of some emergency funds that could be available to help. We are going to try getting students into campus housing if they are going to be out of an apartment for a while."
Chief Williams says the University is stepping up and doing all they can to help each and every student. For students who lost books the MSU book store will work with each student to get those books replaced.
Chief Williams hopes the University's efforts help to comfort and alleviate some of the stress so students can get through this difficult time. He comments, "We want to help the people who may not have anyone around. These students may not have family close by, but we as a University want to make sure they are aware we are out here to help."
Students who are in need can get in touch with the Dean of Students Office in the Clark Student Center at MSU. University officials say they are also working with the red cross.