Arapahoe County, Red Cross provides shelter to residents of apartment fire

DAWN | The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds is currently serving as a shelter for those displaced by Thursday’s fire at Club Valencia condominiums in unincorporated Arapahoe County.

By the evening of November 3, a total of 86 households had been displaced by the fire. South Metro Fire officials reported on social media that three people had been taken to hospital in connection with the blaze and 15 people were assessed by paramedics. It is not yet known what caused the fire.

A welcome center has been set up by the county on the fairgrounds to provide access to help from the Red Cross as well as the county’s social services and community resource divisions, and will be open from Friday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

County directs anyone wishing to donate to visitation of victims

County officials are currently working to determine what future services or resources the lost residents may need for longer-term issues that may arise from the fire, including navigation tools for housing and placement of pets. .

Update: Arapahoe County officials say the Club Valencia Fire Resident Disaster Assistance Center has moved to: Village East Elementary, located at 1433 South Oakland Street in Aurora.

Lora M. Andrew