The Edmond Sun

February 21, 2014

Spokesman: TLC will be open for business as usual

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A popular local garden center escaped major damage and will be open for business as usual Saturday morning, a spokesman said.

At about 4:40 p.m. Friday afternoon, crews responded to a structure fire call at TLC, 105 W. Memorial Road, said Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland. The timing was close to rush-hour evening traffic.

Stanaland said damage was contained to a couple of cars and parts of two large greenhouses used for storage; firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading to stored chemicals. Stanaland said cause of the fire and damage estimate were not known and no one was injured.

TLC spokesman Andrew Harris praised the efforts of the Oklahoma City Fire Department, which saved the showroom and will allow the location to open for usual business hours Saturday morning.

Harris also praised employees for following proper procedures related to evacuating staff and customers and notifying first responders. Harris said about 40-50 employees would have been at the location at the time of the fire.

Harris said loss had not yet been determined.

The Memorial Road location is TLC’s flagship store, according to information posted on the company’s website. The company was founded in 1890. Today it’s a 20-acre operation including a nursery, greenhouse and horticulture production operation. TLC services include design and landscaping. | 341-2121, ext. 108