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Helena resident, church helping victims of apartment fire

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A Helena resident is teaming up with a local church to collect items for victims displaced in the Christmas Eve fire at Uptown Apartments.

If you would like to donate household items, you can do so Saturday from 9 am until 2 pm at Morgan United Methodist Church in Bessemer.

Derrick Reezer, 19, has been charged with second-degree arson, third-degree robbery, domestic violence and domestic violence by strangulation in connection with the fire. 

According to court records, Reezer has a rather lengthy criminal history, which includes previous drug, assault and criminal mischief charges.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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