On Tuesday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Bill Curnow from the American Red Cross talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about how the local Red Cross is assisting victims of a weekend apartment fire.

Lubbock firefighters battled a large blaze Monday morning at the Spanish Oaks Apartments on the 1000 block on East 28th Street. Eight units were completely destroyed at the apartment, but the entire apartment had to be evacuated due to electrical and life safety issues. Currently, nearly 100 people are now homeless as a result of the fire, but thankfully, none of the residents were injured.

The local chapter of the Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter for the victims of the fire at Alderson Middle School. Curnow said the shelter will provide the residents with basic needs like food and lodging, and they are working to add portable showers to the shelter as well. Curnow added that it is not clear when the residents will be allowed to return to their apartments. However, he said that the shelter will remain open as long as people need it, and that if people want to help these victims, monetary donation are the preferred method of aid.

Be sure and tune in to Lubbock's First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac weekdays from 6 AM to 8:30 AM on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.

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