Victims of Johnston Apartment Fire Receiving Help from Red Cross


Fire damage at Johnston’s Candle Ridge Apartments. (WHO-HD)

JOHNSTON, Iowa — The Red Cross is helping 22 people displaced by an apartment fire in Johnston Tuesday night.

Nine adults and 17 children are out of their homes at Chapel Ridge Apartments.

The fire started around 5:00 p.m. at 6820 Gables Way. Officials say the unit the fire started in is a total loss. Six of the seven units were impacted by the fire.

The Red Cross is providing food, clothing, shelter and other emergency items for those displaced.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

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