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Red Cross Responds to Fire at Royal Oaks Apartments in Durham

Red Cross responds to Durham Fire

The Red Cross responded to the scene of a fire in Durham. Twenty apartments were destroyed, with 18 of them being occupied, leaving 40-50 people displaced. We are providing shelter, food, clothing and other immediate emergency needs to the residents affected. We have no plans at this time to open a shelter, thanks mostly to the cooperation of Royal Oaks Apartments.

  • Units Affected: 20 total, 18 occupied
  • People Displaced: 40-50
  • Royal Oaks Apartments: Working with the Red Cross to find empty apartment units to immediately place the affected families

    Jersey Mikes and Fire House Subs: Partnering with the Red Cross to feed the displaced families and first responders

    Red Cross Service Center: 3708 Mayfair Street (Across from apartment office, next to Chinese buffet)

    About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/triangle, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TACRedCross.

    Triangle Region

    The Triangle Area Chapter, located in Raleigh, is the central office for the Triangle Region and covers Wake, Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee and Warren Counties. The Central North Carolina Chapter, based in Durham, covers Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance Counties. The Highlands Chapter, based in Fayetteville, serves Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, and Sampson counties. The Scotland County Chapter, located in Laurinburg, includes a Robeson County Branch, and the Moore County Chapter, located in Southern Pines, includes a Richmond County Branch.