Homeless Lose Everything in Shelter Fire

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A North Hollywood homeless shelter was destroyed on Saturday morning when a fire erupted.  A large outdoor palette fire roared next to the building at 1am on Saturday.  The palette fire spread to the building that twenty homeless people were staying in.

Nancy Arias, who was staying at the shelter said, "This is all I had.  This is my bed; this is my home.  [These are] my children's things."

Arias, her daughters, and the rest of the occupants were taken to a nearby Red Cross shelter.

No injuries were reported.

The shelter's director Wade Trimmer reported that approximately $2 million worth of damages and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donated supplies were lost.

It took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish the fire.

The shelter is asking for cash donations.  Donations can be made at sfvrescuemission.org.  $25K has been raised since the fire.