TENANTS left homeless by a fire in a block of flats are waiting to return to their homes.
Three people had to be rescued from the building in Medlar Close, Lache, at 2.45am on June 10 after a fire in a first floor flat.
The first floor was seriously damaged by the fire and other flats in the block were smoke damaged.
Chester and District Housing Trust said this week residents affected by the fire have been offered support and tempor ary accommodation while homes are being re paired.
Spokesperson Alex Bogin said: 'Workmen are currently making sure all the properties which have suffered fire or smoke damage are fully inhabitable and that damage to communal areas has also been cleared up before residents move back.
'The residents of the three properties not directly affected by the fire should be able to move back in shortly.
'Unfortunately, due to the extent of the damage to the property where the fire originated, it is unlikely the residents of this property will be able to return in the immediate future, so we have provided them with longer term temporary accommodation.'
Cheshire Fire Service is investigating the cause of the fire.