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Fire in Rochester requires Red Cross response

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All Red Cross disaster assistance is free. We make sure a family's immediate needs are met, and counsel them through their long-term recovery.

Red Cross volunteer crews responded to a fire at 1020 Portland Avenue in Rochester this afternoon. Four children and three adults were assisted with food, infant formula, and housing as a result of the fire.

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