Fire displaces 34 residents over holiday weekend

Eastern MA News 2012 11/27/2012 Fire displaces 34 residents over holiday weekend 763

American Red Cross volunteers this weekend helped dozens of residents throughout Eastern Mass – more than 30 of which were displaced after fire tore through their respective homes.

On Nov. 23, volunteers provided five families – 21 people – with emergency temporary shelter in a hotel and funding for food after a fire in Lowell.

On Nov. 24, Red Cross volunteers provided two families - five individuals - with food and emergency temporary shelter in a hotel after they were displaced by a fire in Fall River.

Later that day, volunteers provided emergency shelter - a hotel stay, for a family of seven after a fire in Dorchester. In Boston, volunteers assisted four adults, one child and one infant impacted by a house fire. And then in Brockton, volunteers helped out a family of five, a dog and a cat affected by fire.

Fires continued to rage on Nov. 25, as American Red Cross volunteers provided one person with emergency funds for food after a house fire in Andover. Volunteers then spent several hours at a 3-alarm fire in South Harwich, where a seasonal motel had caught fire. There, volunteers provided snacks and beverages to first responders from Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster and Orleans as they battled the blaze. Dunkin Donuts in South Dennis donated coffee and donuts, while Wendy’s in South Yarmouth opened its kitchen early to make breakfast sandwiches.

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