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Tenants sift through remnants of Saratoga fire
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Fire officials in Saratoga say they don't expect to find out what caused a massive fire in the city early Sunday morning until the end of the week.
Assistant Fire Chief Peter Shaw says investigators must wait for approval from an agency who will inspect the structures of the apartments, damaged by the fires, before they can start their investigation. The structures may be to weak and unsafe for investigators to begin their work, Shaw said.
Early Sunday morning fire erupted at 102 Woodlawn Avenue displacing nearly three dozen tenants.
One tenant tells CBS6 the landlord of the property is "doing a lot to help" even offering to return some rent money that was already paid.
On Monday tenants were allowed back into their apartments to grab whatever belongings they could salvage. Many had friends they were planning to stay with.
Jerome Hinds said he was unsure where he will stay this week since the Red Cross only allows displaced fire victims three nights of shelter.
"If I told you right now what I'll be doing I'd be lying because I just don't know," Hinds said.