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Recovery efforts begin Battle Creek after apartment fire


BATTLE CREEK (WKZO) -- Fire investigators are still looking for the cause of a raging fire that devastated the Lakeview Meadows apartment complex monday evening.

100 senior citizens were evacuated and about half of them lost everything they own in the fire.

Because of the structural integrity of the building, it remains off limits. Fire Chief David Schmaltz says saving lives came first, because they knew saving the property was going to take some time.

The evacuees have gotten a chance to meet with Red Cross Counselors to seek assistance.

The Lakeview Baptist Church is collecting summer clothing, beds, furniture and taking cash donations to help them out.