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Housing Authority working to find Gate City families a home for the night

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Red Cross has been providing families near the explosion site in Gate City with food, water and comfort Tuesday morning. The Housing Authority says the agency is now helping find some families a place to lay their heads.

A spokesperson for the authority says some families will be placed in hotels for the night following an explosion that destroyed one building inside Marks Village off Joppa Avenue. Two of the four apartments inside that building were occupied. Those families will stay in a hotel.

People living in surrounding buildings that don't have gas or drinkable water will be given the keys to another unit inside the community for the night.

"We are deeply sadden by the situation at hand and we will do all that we can to ensure that these residents find a sense of comfort in this time of disaster," said Housing Authority executive director Naomi Truman in a statement.

Eight people were injured in the explosion. A woman was killed.

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