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American Red Cross assists Paddock Place Apartments Fire Victims

 

Apartment Fire damages 8 units, 13 people from 7 Families Affected, one person hospitalized
American Red CrossClarksville, TN – At about 11:45pm yesterday evening a huge fire broke out at the Paddock Place Apartment Building in Clarksville located at 2655 Union Hall Road. 8 units sustained heavy, fire, smoke, and water damage displacing with 13 people from 7 different families, with one person hospitalized.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross (CMC) was at the scene immediately meeting the needs of the residents and rehabbing fire fighters with food. An Emergency Aid Station was set up, to help both residents and responding emergency personnel.

5 families are dependents of troops serving in Military. The American Red Cross, Service to Armed Forces messaging system contacted the troops throughout the night with updates on family members and the sheltering situation. The residents were put into area hotels last night and will be housed in vacant apartments as they become available.

As of July 1, 2011 the Clarksville-Montgomery County Red Cross has responded to 39 incident and assisted 632 people. We have assisted 11 families related to fires since November 1, 2011. The public should be aware that fire season is among us and with the onset of the holidays don’t let careless acts lead to tragedy.

The Clarksville Montgomery Red Cross Chapter is currently is taking monetary donations to help offset the cost of services provided. All donations can be made to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 931-645-640, 1760 Madison Street Clarksville, TN. 37043. The Clarksville-Montgomery County Chapter is funded solely by community donations.

For more information, please contact CMC Red Cross, Julie Campos, CEO, 931-645-6401


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