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Looking for a place to sleep after fire

By Brian Entin - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Nearly a dozen people were left homeless after a fire at a rooming house on Monday.

The Red Cross put many of them up in a hotel on Monday night, but on Tuesday they were told to find a new place to rent.

"They put some people up for one night, but you know we are all gathered here again and we don't have anywhere to go," Sandra Jones said.

Gary Grand spent all day on Tuesday looking for a rooming house to rent a room for him and his wife.

"You cannot find another place to go in one night. Everybody is homeless now," Grand said.

WTOC contacted the Red Cross to find out where the fire victims were supposed to go.

After our call, and a series of calls from the displaced residents, the Red Cross agreed to put them up back in the hotel until they find a place to stay.

"The Red Cross stepped back in and I'm very proud and appreciative," Grand said.

The Landlord agreed to pay for the displaced tenants when they find a new place to rent. But because they weren't able to find a place, they say the landlord wasn't helping them.

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