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April 30, 2014

Displaced families to have homes by Monday

NEW CASTLE — Six families displaced by a fire in Ellwood City will have homes again by Monday at the latest.

Gene DiGennaro, executive director of the Lawrence County Housing Authority, said the agency has units for all six families who had been displaced by Monday’s fire at the authority’s Walnut Ridge apartment complex.

Four of the six will stay at the Walnut Ridge complex in Ellwood City, where some of the units that had only smoke damage are being repaired by contractors. Two other families will be placed in the authority’s Sciota Street apartments in New Castle.

DiGennaro said apartments will be ready by Friday or Monday at the latest.

He lauded the Red Cross, which has been helping the residents, as well as the Salvation Army in Ellwood City and Holy Redeemer Church.

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