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Local Red Cross assisting victims of apartment fire

TOWN OF MADISON (WKOW) -- from Badger Chapter:  The local American Red Cross Badger Chapter has been mobilized to assist the victims of Tuesday's fire at Alhambra Apartments in the Town of Madison.

  Four members of the Badger Chapter Disaster Action Team responded to the scene to assess immediate needs.

  There were 3 units affected in the 4 unit building.

  12 tenants are not able to return to their apartments.

  The Red Cross will be assisting three families with housing and other needs over the next few days.

  Four adults and eight children were impacted.

  As with all disasters, Red Cross workers will follow up with the individuals and provide additional emergency assistance as needed.

  In situations like this, the local Red Cross can be called upon to provide disaster victims with immediate emergency aid including shelter, meals, clothing, and counseling services, based on their individual needs.

  All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free.

  American Red Cross resources are in very short supply following the recent flood relief efforts and the recent fire at Fitchburg Springs apartment complex.

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