American Red Cross Responds to Hotel Fire in Fraser


American Red Cross Emergency Services Department, Southeastern Michigan Region responded to a hotel fire on Groesbeck in Fraser Thursday morning. The team of Red Cross volunteers provided 3 families assistance in the way of food, clothing, shelter and emotional support due to fire damage to the building. The Red Cross is on standby to provide assistance to additional occupants of the hotel if needed.

The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan.

  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half according to the National Fire Protection Association
  • Place smoke alarms on every level of your home, including bedrooms
  • Test smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries at least once a year
  • Having a plan in place can help you escape, including at lease two ways to escape from every room of your home and a meeting spot at a safe distance from your home.
  • Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice it at least twice a year
  • For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit, www.redcross.org/homefires

    To make a financial donation to your local red cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can click, call of text – visit www.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 more than 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.