TAYLOR (WWJ) – The city of Taylor is housing 17 people in Taylor’s Recreaction Center overnight Friday after they were left homeless by an apartment fire. The fire at the Windsong Apartments near I-75 and Eureka demolished eight units in all.

Allison Koenigbauer has been on the scene with the Red Cross – providing the residents with some much-needed clothes.

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“It’s so devestating an so soon right now – that there are a lot of sad faces and a lot of tears. … A lot of people trying to get their bearings,” said Koenigbauer to WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.

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“From what I could see the entire roof of the building was just crumbled and burnt down and fell into the unit,” said Boenigbauer.

She said they were townhouses and the upper floors were completed demolished from the roof.

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Local businesses were providing food for those left homeless by the fire.