The multi-unit residence currently houses four women and two children, Taylor said, and none of them were inside the residence when the fire broke out.
Taylor said the residents have currently made other temporary living arrangements, and it's possible Open Arms might be able to house them until further placement becomes available.
Taylor also said the
The facility has been able to provide the women and children with basic needs such as clothing and toiletries for now, but Taylor did note anyone who wishes to donate to future expenses can do so by sending them to the
According to a
The report also noted that extinguishing the fire was made even more difficult because of the way the structure was built, and firefighters eventually had to fight the fire solely from the outside because of safety concerns.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, officials noted.
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