Red Cross helps victims of south Toledo apartment fire through a tough day

Red Cross helps victims of south Toledo apartment fire through a tough day

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The Red Cross set up a shelter at the Wolf Creek YMCA for victims of Friday's Woodlands Apartment Fire.

The same apartment complex was struck by fire in early 2017, when four people died.

The Red Cross estimates that 30 families were displaced as a result of Friday's fire.

Cots were set up on the basketball court and food and water were available for the victims.

Some neighbors from the apartment complex say they were exhausted by the day's events and to have representatives from the Red Cross has been a great help.

One family says they've lived at the complex through both fires and it has been heartbreaking.

Their son has epilepsy, so the Red Cross set them up at a hotel on Friday night but they say it's going to be hard to ever go back there.

"I just don't think people are going to feel safe there, I don't think there is anything they can do to make people feel safe there again, I don't. I don't want my kids there, I know that, I just don't know how it could happen twice," said resident Christina DeMoe.

Right now, Red Cross leaders say they are good and don't need any donations.

"It's basically, they don't know what to do, and that's why we are here; to use our experience and our expertise to help them along with recovery process," said Red Cross disaster responder Phil Kujawa.

The Red Cross will be staying at the shelter until they've helped everyone who is looking for assistance.

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