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Friends help victims of devastating fire replace lost belongings

Posted at 6:14 PM, Jun 29, 2016

CINCINNATI -- A fire at an Oakley apartment complex took the lives of two people -- an elderly woman and her adult son -- early Monday morning.

Ten people were displaced by the fire; they can move back in on Thursday.

Mostafa Arrouchi, like many of his neighbors, lost personal items in the fire. He doesn't have renter's insurance. He'll have to pay out of pocket to replace them.

Friends are now coming together to contribute financially to help Arrouchi, his wife and other victims of the fire purchase new furniture and clothes.

Cincinnati Fire Department investigators said the cause of the Oakley fire is still undetermined. 

To help Arrouchi and the other victims of the fire go to any Fifth Third Bank and tell them it's "for the benefit of victims Madison Road."

Ivy Hills is supplying a garage for anyone who wants to donate any items to the victims. They are also willing to accept gift cards.