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American Red Cross Helping 17 People After Wednesday Fire in Torrington

Seventeen people have a safe, warm place to stay and help replacing clothes and food.

The American Red Cross is helping 17 people – 14 adults and three children – in eight families after a multi-unit fire on North Elm Street in Torrington on Wednesday morning. The Red Cross is providing help with emergency housing, food, clothing and baby needs. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing age and gender appropriate personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving supplies and other items a family might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. Children's kits include a stuffed toy. American Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge, a gift made possible by generous donations and the work of volunteers.