American Red Cross volunteers have opened a shelter for evacuees from a multi-unit fire that occurred at a senior apartment complex at 5820 S. Windermere St. in Littleton.
The shelter is located at the Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton.
While the shelter was being set up, the Red Cross provided dinner for approximately 120 people gathered at an evacuation point at a Littleton Public Schools facility nearby. This figure includes evacuees and their families, disaster response volunteers, firefighters and Littleton Public School staff helping with the operation.
Trained Red Cross volunteers staffing the shelter will provide a safe place to stay, food, emotional support, and basic health support for residents evacuated from the fire. The Red Cross anticipates at least 40 residents will need shelter tonight.
A total of 130 units were evacuated due to the fire, and a total of 67 residents initially registered with the Red Cross at the evacuation point, where evacuees gathered in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. More residents may seek help as they return home for the evening.
More information and updates on this disaster response will be posted to our blog, on this page: http://coloradoredcross.blogspot.com/2016/04/red-cross-responds-to-multi-unit.html