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The ARCHIE team of the Birmingham Area Chapter of American Red Cross responded to a multi unit apartment fire at Pearson Avenue SW. 11 units were affected - two were total destroyed and the others had light smoke and water damage. Red Cross is currently interviewing and assisting those affected by the fire and will be opening a shelter. Red Cross is also working with the local fire department to assist the victims in retrieving their medications from the damaged apartment units.  

Hopewell Church (4817 Jefferson Avenue SW Building #2, 35221) has agreed to serve as a shelter. Red Cross is working on getting supplies set up and shelter team in place by 4:00 pm. The shelter will be closing at 8:00 pm if there are no affected families needing to stay there.


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