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Red Cross Responds to 13 Fires in Western and Central New York in Past Week

Fire Safety

Volunteers from the American Red Cross have responded to 13 separate fires across the 26 counties of Western and Central New York since Monday, June 11, providing immediate emergency assistance for 73 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 in chronological order: 

·         Monday, June 11
Union Street, Rochester (Three people assisted)

·         Tuesday, June 12
Route 78, Gainesville, Wyoming County (Three people assisted)

·         Tuesday, June 12
Lindbergh Avenue, Niagara Falls (Two people assisted)

·         Tuesday, June 12
East Park Drive, Tonawanda (One person assisted)

·         Wednesday, June 13
Grenadier Road E, Scottsville (Four people assisted)

·         Thursday, June 14
Bowman Street, Rochester (Six people assisted) 

·         Thursday, June 14
Bennington Hills Court, West Henrietta (Ten people assisted)

·         Friday, June 15
Ridge Road, Horseheads, Chemung County (Four people assisted)

·         Saturday, June 16
Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport (28 people assisted)

·         Saturday, June 16
Honeysuckle Drive, Liverpool (Three people assisted)

·         Sunday, June 17
Emerson Street, Rochester (Five people assisted)

·         Sunday, June 17
Grant Boulevard, Syracuse (Three people assisted)

·         Monday, June 18
Muench Road, Liverpool (One person assisted) 

The Red Cross asks everyone to help Sound the Alarm in Western and Central 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

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, 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.