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2-week extension granted to displaced Kengard Manor residents for food and lodging.

"The fire has left 58 residents displaced. And, at the request of Emergency Social Services (ESS), the City of Merritt has applied to Emergency Management BC and has been granted a two week extension for food and lodging for the displaced residents."

City of Merritt Director of corporate services Melisa Miles adds that displaced residents have been encouraged to find alternate living accommodations for the period following the extension.

She also says through the recovery process, information will become available for those wishing to make donations (monetary or otherwise) to the displaced residents.

A cause of the fire is still not known, as the physical investigation of last Thursday's fire at the apartment complex on Merritt Ave is just getting underway today.

 

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