Red Cross comes to aid dozens of fire victims over 3-day period

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A total of seven serious fires prompted the response of firefighters in western New York over the weekend, spanning into Monday.

First responders rushed to the scene, ensuring everybody escaped the fires with their lives, but with every fire — memories, money and more is lost. That’s where the American Red Cross comes in to help.

Red Cross officials aided 26 people after the seven fires in Lockport, Buffalo, Batavia, Sloan and Tonawanda. Volunteers from the western New York branch of the Red Cross provided housing, food and clothing to the 26 displaced families.

In total, volunteers responded to three fires on Saturday, three on Sunday and another on Monday.

  • Saturday – Ridge Road in Lockport – Two in need of assistance
  • Saturday – Fulton Street in Buffalo – Three in need of assistance
  • Saturday – Hutchins Street in Batavia – Two adults and three children in need of assistance
  • Sunday – Fougeron Street in Buffalo – Four adults and a child in need of assistance
  • Sunday – Gate Street in Sloan – Five adults in need of assistance
  • Sunday – Voorhees Avenue in Buffalo – Two adults and two children in need of assistance
  • Monday – Roswell Avenue in Tonawanda – Two adults in need of assistance.

Volunteers from the Disaster Action Team helped out each adult and child, and will continue to aid victims of house fires in the area. Anybody looking to pledge support can call 1-800-REDCROSS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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