Apartment Fire response
The Birmingham Area Chapter is responding to a number of early morning fires. Here's a rundown of what we know:
The fire in Ensley directly affected two houses along Avenue E in Ensley, and indirectly affected a neighboring apartment building. (One of the two houses was abandoned.) The apartments were without power while the fire department was actively engaged. Our on-scene response overnight delivered food and clothing kits to all of the people put out in the cold, and provided temporary shelter to those families that had nowhere else to go. Residents who were directly affected by the fire will be able to get follow-up casework and assistance at one of our service centers.
As this response was winding down, we were called in by Hoover Fire to assist people at Wood Gardens Apartments, off Rocky Ridge Ranch Road. Those displaced by this fire are seeking temporary shelter in the clubhouse, and Red Cross workers are there providing food and clothing packs to those who had to leave. This initial assistance will be supplemented with additional casework as needed on a client-by-client basis.