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Red Cross Responds to 17 Weekend Fires in Western and Central New York

Fire Safety

Volunteers from the American Red Cross have responded to 17 separate fires across the Western and Central New York Region since Friday, January 5, providing immediate emergency assistance for 89 people. Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food and clothing as needed, and specially-trained Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help those affected deal with the emotional aspect of their disaster. Affected families will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a long-term recovery plan. 

Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers responded to fires at the following locations, listed by Chapter:

 WESTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER (Six fires, 38 people assisted)

·         Friday, January 5
Rano Street, Buffalo (Six people assisted)

·         Friday, January 5
Marilla Street, Buffalo (One person assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Seneca Street, Buffalo (12 people assisted)

·         Sunday, January 7
Amherst Street, Buffalo (Seven people assisted)

·         Sunday, January 7
Landon Street, Buffalo (Five people assisted)

·         Monday, January 8
South Street, Buffalo (Seven people assisted)
 

GREATER ROCHESTER CHAPTER (Five fires, 25 people assisted)

·         Friday, January 5
Culver Road, Rochester (One person assisted)

·         Friday, January 5
Webster Manor Road, Webster (12 people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Camelot Drive, Canandaigua (Three people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Maple Street, Rochester (Four people assisted)

·         Sunday, January 7
Lake to Lake Road, Stanley (Five people assisted)
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK CHAPTER (Three fires, twelve people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Pleasantview Drive, Liverpool (Four people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Norwood Avenue, Liverpool (Five people assisted)

·         Sunday, January 7
West Onondaga Street, Syracuse (Three people assisted)
 

FINGER LAKES CHAPTER (Two fires, twelve people assisted)

·         Friday, January 5
Harmon Street, Elmira (Nine people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Edmonds Road, North Rose (Three people assisted)
 

SOUTHERN TIER CHAPTER (One fire, two people assisted)

·         Saturday, January 6
Ketchum Road, Conklin (Two people assisted)

The Red Cross asks everyone to help Sound the Alarm in Western New York, and be part of the nationwide Red Cross effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. As part of the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross is joining with fire departments and community groups nationwide to install free smoke alarms in homes that need them. For more information, or to schedule an alarm installation, please visit www.soundthealarm.org/wcny.

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 redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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