SPOKANE-- The Red Cross has set up at Calvary Chapel of Spokane to accommodate at least 60 people displaced after a fire burned a Spokane apartment building.
Fire fighters say more than 40 people were forced from their homes after fire ripped through an apartment building in North Spokane.
Crews responded to a three alarm fire at 7:40 Wednesday morning at the Peter Square Apartments near Division and Magnesium.
Officials say 24 units were burned, 23 were occupied. At least 12 units were destroyed.
The church has offered to provide dinner and breakfast tomorrow.
Red Cross staff and volunteers have been interviewing those affected by the fire trying to find out their needs. They've also been giving updates on who can go back and recover items.
One volunteer says some of the people coming in have only the clothes on their backs.
The Red Cross plans to have its emergency shelter here open for at least 24 hours.
Each day officials assess the needs of those who need help and will use that to determine how long to keep things running at Calvary Spokane.