Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family fire disaster on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the 500 block of Central Street in South Bend, WA. This fire affected two adults and three children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary lodging, food, comfort kits and information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.
The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/CascadesHomeFire
to schedule an appointment.