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Red Cross Responds to Multi-family Fire in Denver

Fire Safety

Denver, CO –At 9:15AM Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 a multi-unit fire affected an apartment complex at South Galena Way in Denver. Two members of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) responded to the fire. A total of four units were destroyed and six people were displaced. Three individuals were taken to the hospital and treated for injuries. Later that day it was determined that other residents would not be able to return to their apartments. Red Cross disaster responders provided lodging for 2 additional families and provided support to several others.

All together, the Red Cross provided lodging for four people, clothing and food for six people, six blankets, eight comfort kits and 6 referral cards to help tenants find other residents. 

The Red Cross responds to an average of 70,000 disasters across the country each year. Many of those disasters are home fires. For more information about preventing and surviving home fires or to donate to help the Red Cross help local residents affected by disasters like this one, visit www.RedCross.org/colorado.