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King Towers residents retrieve items from fire

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Shawn Lanier)

Residents of King Towers were able to get back into their apartments after a devastating fire on March 26, 2015.

Residents were able to reclaim items and attempting to get back what that fire took from them, and they were able to talk with representatives of The Community Builders to receive details about temporary relocation.

Former resident, Janice Taylor, feels overwhelmed by it all.

"It's a whole lot of emotion and stress to it,” said Taylor. “You know everybody trying to grab what they can grab."

Taylor is trying to move on with her life while moving her belongings out the place she used to call home. Taylor's family and other residents have to move bag after bag of smoke filled items out of this apartment where caution tape still hangs.

Taylor has moved in with her grandmother and hopes it doesn't last long, but Taylor's mother, Pamela Koeing, is focused on getting her daughter's property.

"We're in the process of filling my mother's garage up with all of Janice's things that were not ruined in the fire which is basically her clothes, things that can be washed,” said Koeing.

Taylor just moved into the King Towers Apartments in December, and like most of the residents, she is now left with just grabbing what she can while she can.

"I got majority of my stuff out, but the rest of it they can just throw it away,” said Taylor.

Koeing is focused on helping her daughter and she believes this is just the beginning of long journey.

We are all devastated, and hopefully they will come up with somewhere for her to move soon, so that she can start establishing her life again,” said Koeing. “So I don't think there's going to be anything normal for a long time."

Residents of King Towers Apartments will also be able to get more items on April 6.

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