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RED CROSS RESPONDS TO HOME FIRE AFFECTING TWENTY PEOPLE IN PORTLAND, ORE.

Fire Safety

Disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home fire disaster on Aug. 1, 2016, at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of NW 18th Avenue in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. 
 

The multi-family fire affected 16 adults, four children and six pets. 

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. 

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross Cascades Region (Oregon and Southwest Washington) responds to an average of two home fires every day. The Red Cross provides hope and comfort to people affected, helping victims anywhere and anytime. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire to schedule an appointment.