An agency whose service center was damaged by fire has set up a temporary office at the Ralls County Courthouse in New London.

An agency whose service center was damaged by fire has set up a temporary office at the Ralls County Courthouse in New London.

The North East Community Action Corporation can be found in Room 26 on the second floor of the courthouse. The telephone number of 573-985-2411 remains the same.

The NECAC Ralls County Service Center and the Uptown Apartments at 411 Main received heat, smoke and water damage when fire broke out in an abandoned next-door laundry Oct. 21.

NECAC says an assessment of its building has been done, but a dollar estimate of the damage has not been made. A more extensive review must be completed before the agency decides what to do with the structure, which was insured.

Two of the three upstairs apartments were occupied. Both tenants got out safely and received food, lodging and clothing assistance from the American Red Cross. They were moved Monday (Oct. 26) to another NECAC apartment complex in New London.