Two American Red Cross teams responded to a large fire that engulfed the upper level of a West 45th Street residential building in Manhattan on Thursday morning. It took 60 firefighters around 40 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Red Cross disaster responders provided emergency housing to five families who were displaced from their homes in the five-story building near 10th Avenue. The Red Cross teams also provided emotional support as well as funds for food and clothing.
Residents are expected to meet one-on-one with Red Cross caseworkers in the coming days for referrals for longer-term housing and additional services.