Red Cross responds to 4 Springfield area fires

Fire Safety

On January 24, 2014, a family of three, consisting of a mother, father, and 6 month old son experienced a fire on Cemetery Road in Meredosia, IL.  The family came downstairs and noticed the ceiling above fire place was glowing.  Once they realized they had a fire, the mother grabbed their infant son and they all escaped the house without injury.  Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers met with family and provided for the family's emergency disaster caused needs including clothing, infant formula and seasonal clothing needs.  

On January 28, 2014, and family of two experienced a fire on North Street in Waverly, IL.  The family of two was attempting to thaw out frozen water pipes under their mobile home and accidently caught insulation on fire.  The fire spread throughout mobile home destroying wife’s clothes and their furniture.  Red Cross Disaster Action Team Volunteers provided for their emergency disaster caused needs including food and shelter.  

On January 29, 2014, a family of 6 experienced a fire on East Adams in Springfield, IL.  One family member smelled smoke and notified other members that house was on fire.  Thankfully, all family members escaped with no injuries.  The bedroom where baby slept was only room affected, and one of the family members were able to extinguish fire before the fire department arrived.  Red Cross Disaster Action Team members met with family and provided provisions for infant formula.   

On January 29, 2014, the Red Cross received the call to assist a family of 4 on Pennsylvania Avenue in Springfield, IL.  Family experienced a fire with major damage.  Insurance company provided for family to replace belongings and Red Cross provided emergency lodging.  

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is only made possible thanks to the generosity of donors and dedication of volunteers.