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Red Cross helps three people impacted Lehigh Acres home fire

By MELISSA BILL - | Jan 13, 2021


The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District responded to a kitchen fire in  the Westminster neighborhood  last Tuesday.

According to  Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District spokesperson Katie Heck, three people were impacted by the blaze, including two children.  

“We did respond to a kitchen fire on Locke Lane at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 5. The residence was unoccupied; a neighbor called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the residence. The cause of the fire is still undetermined at this time,” Heck said.

Local American Red Cross volunteers from the  Florida Gulf Coast to Heartland  Chapter  responded  to the  home fret assist and coordinate emergency aid to those affected.

“The American Red Cross is providing the three people that were impacted by the home fire, one adult and two children, with emergency financial assistance, relief items like toiletries, health and mental health services, one-on-one support to connect people to available recovery assistance and will continue to provide additional support to the  family to meet their disaster-caused needs,” Siara Campbell, Development Communications Manager for American Red Cross South Florida Region stated.

Volunteers are alway needed. To become a Red Cross volunteer with the South Florida Region, visit redcross.org/SFLvolunteer

Other ways to contribute include:

• Make a financial donation to the local Red Cross to help people affected by home fires and other disasters in the United States and around the world. Visit  redcross.org/donate.  

• Visit redcross.org/homefires for more information on fire safety within the home.

• Become a Red Cross volunteer by applying at  redcross.org/sflvolunteer.    

• Download the Red Cross Emergency App by visiting  redcross.org/apps  or texting ‘GETEMERGENCY’ to 90999.  This all-inclusive app combines more than 35 emergency alerts to help keep the user safe. And the Monster Guard mobile app is specially designed for kids, teaching them to prepare for emergencies at home by playing an engaging game.  

For more information, visit redcross.org/southflorida  or visit Facebook  or  Twitter  at @SFLRedCross.