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American Red Cross volunteers responded to a single family fire on the 300 block of North County Road in Atwood, Illinois, Thursday. After a home fire, Red Cross volunteers ensure that everyone affected has a safe place to stay, food, clothing and emotional support. We are currently assisting 2 adults.

Red Cross volunteers on the scene were members of your local Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night.

The American Red Cross of Central and Southern Illinois Region has responded to more than 20 residential fires since the afternoon of Friday, December 12. The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan. For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit www.redcross.org/prepare.

To make a financial donation to the Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can visit www.redcross.org, call (217) 787-7602 or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 (to make a $10 donation).

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