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Red Cross helping families after fire destroys three homes

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Red Cross helping families after fire destroys three homes

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

FERNDALE, Wash – The Mount Baker chapter of the American Red Cross is helping three families recover after a fire at My Place Mobile Estates in Ferndale late Thursday night.

The fire destroyed one trailer and left two others uninhabitable.

No one was hurt.

District 7 Fire Chief Gary Russell says the trailer where the fire started did not have a working smoke detector.

Play Gary Russell on fire

Seven adults and two children lost their homes as well as all of their personal and household items.

Red Cross volunteers have provided two of the families with a hotel for three nights.

They are providing money for food, clothing, and medical needs, as well as personal hygiene items and toys for the children.

The Red Cross will continue to assist the families through their long-term recovery.