Red Cross sending more aid to West Philadelphia after latest fire

    Update: Schrader tells WHYY at least seven displaced residents from this morning’s fire will stay at the Red Cross House in West Philadelphia tonight. From there, the Red Cross will help those residents find places to stay according to their needs.

    A total of eight people have received help, Schrader says, including three in the hospital.

    Original report: Another fire in West Philadelphia has drawn the services of the Red Cross. The early morning blaze at Transition to Independent Living on the 4500-block of Spruce Street has resulted in some hospitalizations and more residents in need.

    Dave Schrader, director of communications for the Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, says groceries, new shoes, clothing, and winter coats are among the items given to residents, and the chapter is assessing if anyone will need housing assistance.

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