Red Cross Responds to Springfield Fire

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SPRINGFIELD - The American Red Cross reports volunteers responded to a home fire on the 100 block of South Walnut Street on Friday, August 28.

Officials say everyone affected by the fire has been moved to safe place and has proper food, clothing and emotional support. Volunteers are currently assisting one adult and one child.

Those volunteering on scene were members of the local Disaster Action Team. They are a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to disasters at any time of the day or night.

Red Cross officials recommend getting a smoke alarm and creating a fire escape plan to help protect residents' homes from fires.

The American Red Cross serving South Central Illinois reports it serves more than 225 families annually on average. In 2015, the American Red Cross assisted 349 families after disasters in Central Illinois.

Additional fire safety and preparedness information is available by visiting the link here.

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