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The four occupants displaced by the fire are receiving aid from the Red Cross. "We will have more than 400 home fires in North and South Dakota this year; we see them every year and majority happen between October and March". It's happening all the time and so we need Red Cross volunteers to go help. Then, we also have volunteers that will help follow-up with those that have been effected by a disaster, they might do just a follow-up call on that case work.

Two Red Cross Disaster Action Team members responded to the Milford Avenue fire early Friday morning to provide emergency assistance with temporary lodging, food and clothing to 11 people in four families, with blankets and comfort kits containing personal care items also provided.

Since the fire, the American Red Cross has worked with the family to get them back on their feet.

If someone doesn't have smoke alarms, install them. For the past few years, volunteers have first canvassed then installed free smoke alarms in houses and apartments in Huron. He said the exact cause of the fire is unknown, however, and remains under investigation.

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Heather Allemang, Disaster Program Manager, presented the detailed areas that Disaster Action Teams and the Red Cross respond to, how support is provided and what the jobs of volunteers can be. "Some of the folks have even deployed a couple of times", Dinsdale said.

"The Red Cross will be here as long as there is need", said Kimberly Coley, executive director, in a statement.

Albemarle County Fire Rescue encourages you to inspect your heat source, check your smoke alarms and practice your home escape plan!

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