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Raleigh Fire Victims Face Thursday Deadline

Posted March 1, 2007

— Families who lost everything in a massive fire at a Raleigh townhouse complex must begin to find permanent housing.

A Red Cross deadline expires Thursday. The organization put families up in area hotels for a week.

The wind-fueled fire destroyed 27 homes in the Pine Knoll Townes community last Thursday.

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  • The Dude Mar 1, 2007

    This is obviously George W. Bush's fault.

  • DOG Mar 1, 2007

    cobrien/ What happened is sad but it's not the responsibility of the city to take care of people. Your comment tells me something about you. ALSO You have to have priorities. If you buy something you don't need instead of insurance, then you made a bad choice. Too many people walk around with their hand held out.Bet you're one of them.

  • Lizard Paw Mar 1, 2007

    Christian religion doesn't kill. It teaches that God provides. And He says if you don't work , you don't eat. These people ought to "take up their mat and walk". Leave the year long aid to the trash in New Orleans.

  • carmen92037 Mar 1, 2007

    An incident like this is extremely unfortunate and disruptive to the folks who were directly impacted. But asking the city or state to step in and support these families is not what is needed. We all saw how the debit card solution played out in New Orleans. Ask yourself what you would do. You deal with the tragedy, put a plan together and move forward. The person that I know who lost everything in this fire used the time in the hotel to put a plan together and is moving forward. Let the criticism begin!

  • Trooper Mar 1, 2007

    I knew we couldn't talk about something without someone using the religious card. Religion has killed more people and stolen more land and valuables than all the wars in history. Mr. T take off some of your necklaces and give!

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Mar 1, 2007

    Man, this is such a sympathetic audience. Wow, they should be able to take care of themselves, after the fire destroyed EVERYTHING they had. I am glad some of you know what you would do and how you would do it if God forbid it happened to you. I am glad when life hands you things, you will be able to take care of it with no help.

  • Mr. T Mar 1, 2007

    I certainly hope all these people get the Christian help they need and get a decent place to live and get their lives back on the right track. We should all try to help those less fortunate,especially in a time of need.

  • lwilliams Mar 1, 2007

    PDMARTIN, what on earth gave you the impression that I don't feel good about myself?? I agree that people should be able to take care of themselves, I myself am a very self sufficient person, but if something like this did happen to someone I knew, I would do what I could to help them out. And Trooper, I myself have renters insurance and know that it is very inexpensive, and hearing about their situation makes me very glad to have it. I'm very sorry that you've had to go through the same thing, all I'm saying is try looking at the other side. What if, when you went through this, if you hadn't been so lucky and able to take care of yourself, I'm sure you would have appreciated all the help you could have gotten from wherever it came from.

  • Trooper Mar 1, 2007

    Williams, I've been there and I didn't get any help from the government. Renter insurance is not that expensive and the homeowners had to have insurance. This is sort of like New Orleans, people sitting on their butts waiting for someone else to do something. If the people going west in the 1800's were like these people, the United States would end at Kentucky

  • JTR Mar 1, 2007


    We all leave our homes in the morning not knowing if we will come back or knowing if our personal stuff that we have bought will still be there, we support criminals, lazy people who don't work and are on welfare, why can't the state support these people when they really need the help?