Unsafe Haven

On May 12, 2018, a tragedy amplified deep issues within the Greensboro community.

A kitchen fire quickly swept through a low rent apartment, claiming the lives of five young children - siblings who were refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But the circumstances leading up to the fire live on in the fractured lives of the surviving parents and in their adopted community. Our series, "Unsafe Haven," looks at what happened and the unanswered questions that remain.

  • 8:26pm Dec 10, 2018

    Unsafe Haven

    This is “Unsafe Haven,” a 30-minute documentary produced by WFDD’s David Ford, who reports on what happened in the aftermath of the fire and the questions that remain. 

  • 6:00am Dec 07, 2018
    Human Interest Human Interest

    Chapter 5: All The Children

    On an early morning in May, a kitchen fire swept through a low-income apartment in Greensboro. Inside, a refugee family from the Democratic Republic of the Congo—five young siblings and their father—slept.

  • 6:00am Dec 06, 2018
    Health & Safety Health & Safety Politics & Government

    Chapter 4: Really Far, Really Fast

    This week, we’ve been reporting on the aftermath of a tragic fire that spread through a low-rent Greensboro apartment earlier this year, killing five young refugee siblings.

  • 6:00am Dec 04, 2018
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Chapter 2: Not Up To Code

    In May, a kitchen fire at a low-rent apartment in Greensboro claimed the lives of five refugee children—siblings from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • 7:00am Dec 03, 2018
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    Chapter 1: The Fatal Fire

    It was just over six months ago when a tragedy amplified deep issues within the Greensboro community. Our series, "Unsafe Haven," looks at what happened and the remaining unanswered questions.