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Red Cross Responds to Fire in Rochester

Fire Safety

Volunteers from the American Red Cross responded to a fire impacting three homes on Myrtle St., Rochester, providing immediate emergency assistance for 13 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. 

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 alarms in homes that need them. 

For more information or to schedule an installation appointment, email smokealarms.grc@redcross.org or call 585-241-4390.