The Salem News article

PEABODY — Residents and business owners affected by last week's apartment complex fire can now seek low-interest disaster loans to "get back on their feet," three federal legislators announced late yesterday.

Melissa Wagoner, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, said the loans were good news.

"This well-deserved assistance will help many more residents get back on their feet after this devastating fire last week," she said.

A press release did not specify the loan terms for victims of the fire at The Highlands at Dearborn, where more than 750 residents were displaced. Sen. John Kerry said, "The SBA deserves credit for responding to this incident so quickly, and I will work to ensure that everyone who has been affected by this fire gets the help they need to get back on their feet as soon as possible."

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