Denver, Colorado, 14 May 2016 - The American Red Cross responded to help people affected by a single family fire in a developmentally disabled home in Denver.
A Red Cross Disaster Action Team met with the people affected by the apartment fire on Rob St. in Denver. There were two fatalities, and six people were displaced and taken to the hospital and the Red Cross provided non-livable lodging, health and mental health support for five adults with food, clothing and emotional and financial support. One person remains in the ICU.
The Red Cross responds to more than 66,000 disasters each year. Many of those disasters are home fires. For more information about fire prevention visit www.redcross.org/colorado/firesafety.