Fires in three areas of Laurens County
American Red Cross Assisting Three Local Families after Home Fires
Families in Laurens, Cross Hill and Clinton are being assisted by the American Red Cross after weekend fires.
Disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Flash Drive in Laurens, was damaged by a fire Friday night. The Laurens County Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping two adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
Volunteers also are assisting a family whose home, located on Zig Zag Road, was damaged by fire Saturday morning. The Waterloo Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping two adults.
TODAY: American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a family whose home, located on Little Acre Road in Clinton, was damaged by a fire this morning (Jan. 2). The Clinton Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross is helping two adults and two children.
Each year around the holidays, the Red Cross and partners see an uptick in the number of home fires. It’s also been shown that candle fires are four times as likely to occur this time of year. When cooking this holiday season, the Red Cross is reminding families to check their existing smoke alarms and practice fire drills at home. Every household should develop a fire escape plan and practice it several times a year and at different times of the day. Install smoke detectors on every level of the home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Test them every month and replace the batteries when needed.