Displaced resident stays hopeful after fire destroys home

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – By Thursday morning all that was left of a late night blaze at Imperial Garden apartment complex was frozen rubble.

Between meetings with landlords and insurance agents, displaced residents like James Case came to survey what was lost, and salvage what they could.

“You just gotta start over,” said Case. “I just thank God nobody was hurt.”

Case moved into the apartment a mere week ago. Fortunately, he says, he had renter’s insurance.

Management at Imperial Garden apartments has been busy today moving the residents they can into empty apartments. Until then, the Red Cross has put the families up in a nearby motel.

“They answered all your questions and they already got us another place. They just got another week for them to repair it or clean it than they said we can move into it,” said Case. “I think everything’s gonna be okay.”

Case and another resident were able to salvage some clothing from their homes, but the other units were a total loss.

“All your life you have trials and tribulations but like the bible says God will get you through them all, y’know, so you just gotta have faith and let the Lord lead ya,” said Case. “As far as the rest, it’s all material stuff. All of it can be replaced.”

Residents have their ideas about what started the fire, but Investigators have not yet said what they believe to be the cause.


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