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Red Cross Responds to Six Separate Fires in Greater Rochester Area This Weekend

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Volunteers from the American Red Cross have responded to six separate fires in the Greater Rochester Area since Friday, June 10, providing immediate emergency assistance for ten people. Red Cross assistance typically includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help with the emotional aspect of disaster. Those affected will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan. 

Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers responded to fires at the following dates and locations:

·        Friday, June 10
Cranbrook Drive, Irondequoit
Two adults assisted
Volunteers: Gene Larrin, Patty Masucci, Francis Miller, Melissa Miller

·        Saturday, June 11
Flanders Street, Rochester
One adult, two children assisted
Volunteers: Heather Kramer, Gene Larrin, Francis Miller, Jerry Miller

·        Saturday, June 11
Main Street, Rochester
Two adults
Volunteers: Heather Kramer, Gene Larrin, Francis Miller, Jerry Miller

·        Saturday, June 11
Powers Lane, Chili
(Call cancelled while volunteers were in route)
Volunteers: Gene Larrin, Jerry Miller, Francis Miller

·        Saturday, June 11
Cummings Street, Rochester
(Services declined on scene)
Volunteers: Heather Kramer, Gene Larrin, Francis Miller, Gerry Miller

·        Sunday, June 12
Old Barn Circle, Penfield
Three adults assisted
Volunteers: Gene Larrin, Francis Miller, Jerry Miller, Lynne Reisman

The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25 percent over five years. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps: check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke detectors in homes that need them. For more information or to schedule an installation appointment, email or call 585-241-4390. 


The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.