HOLLAND, Ohio (WTVG) - Several people have been displaced after fire ripped through a Holland home Friday. Now the Red Cross is helping them find a place to live.
Multiple Lucas County fire departments helped Springfield Township firefighters put out those flames in what they called a stubborn fire.
It happened on Railroad Street near Jefferson in Holland around 2pm. The building has between 6-7 units in it and the fire looks like it happened very close to unit 1.
It was called a stubborn fire by fire fighters because it made its way into several different layers of roof. An exact cause has not been determined yet. The state Fire Marshal was called in to help with that investigation.
People living inside said they did not have any cold water in the last few days during these bitter cold temperatures so they're wondering if anything connected to that played a role in this fire. What they do know is that several unit will not be livable for quite a while. It was devastating news for people who have lived here for close to 20 years.
"Everything's in there. Probably all wasted now. Probably no good at all now. I'm probably going to have to find a new apartment because I'm not living in that place," said displaced resident Claude Bourne.
The good news is that no one was hurt. All residents got out safely and no firefighters were injured.
The Red Cross did come out to assist residents.