Displaced Fire Victims Turn To Friends, Shelter For Place To Stay

By: Parrish Alleman Email
By: Parrish Alleman Email

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dozens of people are temporarily homeless after their homes at Ashley Lane Apartments were heavily damaged in Tuesday's fire.

Those people turned to family, friends, and shelter for a place to stay.

We spoke with some people who say they will be staying with friends for now. They tell us they lost nearly everything in the fire.

“You'll just be going through normal things and then suddenly it will strike you, 'this is something I lost today,' and you'll move on and try to keep out of your mind the things that are the most painful,” Jordan Bates say.

Many other people are staying in a Red Cross shelter at Allen Elementary. The shelter should be open for a few days.

Firefighters will be at the scene all Tuesday night, keeping an eye on hot spots.

The fire did nearly two million dollars in damage. They do not have a cause.


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