Residents displaced in apartment fire getting assistance

A number of local social service organizations are providing help.

  • Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 a.m.

A number of local social service organizations have been busy over the weekend working to help some 15 residents displaced temporarily due to last Thursday’s apartment fire on 1st Street South in Cranbrook.

The Restoration Company is working diligently on decontaminating the apartment building and cleaning the smoke damaged belongings of the residents, which is expected to take another week or more to complete.

The goal is to have the residents returned to the building as soon as possible. As such the Emergency Social Services (ESS), Salvation Army, Ktunaxa Nation Street Angels and the Canadian Red Cross are working together to place those affected residents in temporary lodging and provide for their basic needs during this time.

The City of Cranbrook wishes to thank the Salvation Army, Emergency Social Services (ESS), the Ktunaxa Nation Street Angels and the Canadian Red Cross for all their organization and efforts in assisting those residents affected find places to stay and help to get them back on their feet. A very special thank you also

goes to the Heritage Inn and its staff for opening their doors to those displaced residents. At this time, no material or financial donations are needed.

Local emergency crews responded to a fire in a basement suite at a building located at  1504 1st Street South last Thursday evening.

Up to 21 members and two fire apparatus were on-scene and quickly contained the fire to just the lone basement suite of origin, which had potential to spread to the 15-unit apartment complex. There were no injuries to the tenants or fire fighters.

 

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