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Red Cross responds to 11 fires in just four days

The Red Cross is helping dozens of homeless victims after 11 fires broke out in just four days in Central New York.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Red Cross is helping dozens of homeless victims after 11 fires broke out in just four days in Central New York.

“We go out to fires and offer any relief that we can,” said Red Cross volunteer Paul Francher.

In the last few days, there were 8 fires in Onondaga County, 2 in Madison County and 1 in Oswego County.

Right now, the Red Cross is helping 43 people who still don’t have a house to go home to.

"It’s an incredible number, those are the statistics that you hear after a tornado or a flood and it’s just because of cold weather and bad wiring, and a number of other reasons,” explained Rosie Taravella of the American Red Cross of CNY.

"We come in, and we go directly to the folks who have been displaced, they're bewildered, they're cold, they may need food. They may need to spend the night somewhere and the Red Cross takes care of all those problems for them,” Taravella continued.

The Red Cross runs on your donations and the selfless volunteers who are always ready to respond and lend a hand.

“Sometimes you think you just owe something to the community, people have done things for me and this is my way of giving back,” said Francher.

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