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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Homelessness: It can happen to anyone . . .

An unusually dry and warm winter across most of the U.S. has placed hundreds of neighborhoods at risk for wildfires and the potential for homelessness looms for millions.

Today, Fox, WWOR in New Jersey reports that eighty-five people are homeless after brush fires swept through northern New Jersey over the past few days.

Fire ripped through many homes and buildings early Tuesday morning, forcing some 20 people out onto the street.

"I couldn't even see; the house was black as hell," said Hakim Mohammad. "All I could do was get on the floor and crawl out." Before leaving for safer ground, he helped other neighbors escape their burning homes.

Today, U-Hauls lined up outside 10 homes in Jersey City that went up in flames. Samuel Davis is one of some 65 people who were homeless. He and others were back at their burned homes trying to salvage what they could.

"Maybe it means a start over again," Davis said. "It's a birth, something like that. Maybe it's a fresh start for all of us."
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