Residents return to look at damage after fire

Residents return to look at damage after fire
Posted at 2:36 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 15:36:38-04

Displaced residents are getting a look at the damage Friday after a fire ripped through their apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

Many of the units got completely destroyed by the flames, but other units had little enough water or smoke damage that they could walk through their units.

A resident told us that he's thankful his apartment and the stuff inside is still there.

Even across the hall from him, the damage is far worse.

Still, none of the residents are allowed back inside their homes tonight.

"I'm sorry for all the people that its hit because there's a lot of nice people here, and some of them are challenged a little bit, and they're going to have a hard time I think," resident Thomas Blaney said.

The Green Bay First Church is planning a big donation drive next week to help the displaced residents.

They are asking for clothing and shoes, hangers, unopened diapers and wipes, shampoo and soap, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, hand soap, bed sheets, towels and wash cloths, paper products, ziploc bags, laundry and dish soap, blankets, and gift cards for grocery stores.