Updates for residents displaced by the Pine Ridge apartment fire

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The Marquette City Commission received an update on the residents displaced by the Pine Ridge apartment fire during their Monday night meeting.

According to the statement given by Sharon Maki, the Marquette Housing Commission Executive Director, there is a significant amount of water damage to the building.

Maki wanted to thank all of the organizations and their partners for their help, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and everyone who has donated.

She says they are especially thankful for the American Red Cross for providing emergency shelter for about 40 residents each night, but want to stress that it is an emergency shelter and only temporary.

"We are exploring available resources at the federal, state, county and local levels to build a path forward; the options include working with the Marquette County Emergency Management Team and other housing commissions to see if they can provide us with any relief for our tenants," said Maki. “The timeline for re-occupying the building is currently unknown and there are several residences still in need of relocation assistance.”

Partners for the Pine Ridge apartments will be available to answer questions on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pine Ridge apartments.

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