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Red Cross Takes in Residents of Burned Building

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Firefighters and city code enforcement are still investigating a house fire on South Naches avenue in Yakima, and the Red Cross is helping out the residents of the building that are now looking for a new place to stay.

The Red Cross said in these situations, they use money from a general disaster relief fund to help pay for shelter for three days while they help them find new housing.

City officials said the Red Cross is not the only people who have to help out.

"There is an RCW if the city would determine if the building is unfit and condemn it, then there's an RCW where the landlord is responsible to put these people up, up to $2000.00 a night," said City Code Enforcement Manager, Joe Caruso.

The 11 people who lost everything in the fire are in a motel and received money for food and clothes.

The Red Cross said they are always accepting monetary donations.

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