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Fire at shelter leaves veterans homeless

9:56 AM, Dec 2, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Red Cross is helping nearly 20 military veterans, after a homeless shelter caught fire in Northwest Atlanta.

It happened in the 300 block of Lanier Street.

Witnesses told 11Alive one of the residents tried to put out the flames himself, but was overcome by smoke.

He's expected to be okay, but many of the vets ended up losing most of their belongings.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

WXIA-TV

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