Red Cross Aids Residents Displaced By Fall River Fire

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WBZ-AM) — A fire at a Fall River apartment complex last week — caused by a woman crashing her car into the building — has left numerous residents homeless. The Red Cross assisted displaced residents Sunday.

The car hit a utility room at the Four Winds Apartments on Jan. 1. The incident clipped the gas main, causing natural gas to fuel the six-alarm fire. Approximately 80 residents lost their homes.

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The Red Cross set up a resource center at Fall River City Hall for the displaced residents. Red Cross spokesman Lloyd Ziel said it is a way to quickly provide help.

“So what the Red Cross will typically do in that kind of situation is talk to our partners, to local governments, and folks like the United Way and catholic charities and say, ‘Let’s come together in one place so they don’t have to go around and run around, take time off work, and go find these resources on their own,’” Ziel said.

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The Red Cross will host another resource center on Tuesday at Fall River City Hall from 1 to 7 p.m.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

 

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