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Red Cross helps residents displaced by Chelsea blaze

photo 2A fire on Washington Avenue in Chelsea this morning displaced residents from three buildings, and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts responded to help.

Volunteers opened a warming center at the Salvation Army to take care of ten adults and eight children affected by the blaze. They provided residents with cots, comfort kits, food and water.

The emergency managers with the City of Chelsea and the Chelsea Rotary Club are stepping forward to provide funds to the displaced families, and the Red Cross, in addition to supporting the long term needs of these families, is providing recovery funds for food and clothing. The YMCA will be providing shelter to two families. photo

Not all families stayed at the fire scene. Those from this fire needing help may call 800-564-1234 to receive assistance from the Red Cross. We are not a government agency, nor do we share records with our partners in the government, and wish only to offer aid.

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