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Red Cross responds to early morning fire in Gualo Rai

(Press Release) — American Red Cross-NMI Chapter Disaster Action Team or DAT members Jack Amirez, Claudine Atalig, and Richard Defan respond to a multi-family house fire in Gualo Rai just before 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Six households were totally consumed by the fire. The Red Cross DAT members were able to assist clients immediately providing them with emergency assistance for food shelter and clothing.

In total, there were eight individuals who were provided assistance. “Thankfully nobody was hurt during this incident” said Jack Amirez of the Red Cross. “Material possessions can always be replaced lives can’t, and that what matters,” he added.

Fire razed a multi-family house fire in Gualo Rai just before 2 a.m. Monday morning.  American Red Cross-NMI Chapter photoFire razed a multi-family house fire in Gualo Rai just before 2 a.m. Monday morning. American Red Cross-NMI Chapter photo

The American Red Cross urges the community to take steps to minimize the risk of a fires from happening in their homes. “We continue to install free smoke alarms in our community and encourage everyone who does not have one in their homes to contact the local Red Cross chapter to avail themselves of the program,” said John Hirsh, executive director of the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter

This month, the Red Cross of the NMI in collaboration with the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, will be canvassing neighborhoods on all three islands to install free smoke alarms said J.D. Tenorio, disaster program manager of the NMI chapter. For more information about the free smoke alarms, call 234-3459.

“We are grateful for our volunteers and the continued support of generous donors and community members who with their help, we are able to assist victims of disaster by turning compassion into action,” said JD Tenorio.