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American Red Cross responds to apartment fire in Oak Ridge

OAK RIDGE, TN – October 12, 2012 – Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to an apartment fire at the Royce Apartments in Oak Ridge last night which affected families in five units. According to Red Cross spokesperson Diane Naus, two of the apartments were completely destroyed and the families will not be able to move back in. The volunteers arrived at about 11:30 p.m. where the local fire department was already on the scene. The Red Cross provided food, clothing, and shelter and volunteers will follow up with the families to ensure their immediate needs are met. The Red Cross is currently seeking additional volunteers in Anderson County. For information, you may contact (865) 584-2999. About Red Cross Disaster Services: You can help people affected by disasters like house fires, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. ###