Williston apartment fire victims relocated to Mainstay Hotel

WILLISTON, N.D. - Victims of the Dakota Apartment fire in Williston have been relocated to the Mainstay Hotel.

Williams County Emergency Mangement Director Mike Smith says there are 70 to 80 people seeking assistance with housing at this time.

Mainstay Hotel Management coordinated with the Dakota Apartment Management on getting names of the residents to situate them temporarily with rooms at the hotel.

Mainstay General Manager Joseph Dora says many of the victims arrived at the hotel with no shoes, in their bathrobes, and had no possessions. They were quick to serve them food and book their stay. The Red Cross is currently at the hotel interviewing the residents to provide them with any assistance. Mainstay has also coordinated with United Way to accept donations such as clothing, food, and basic essentials.

United Way is collecting donations at First Lutheran Church then they will be transitioning to the Raymond Family Center.