Firefighters ordered out of burning apartment building in La Crosse

Red Cross Responds to Assist after La Crosse Apartment Fire

La Crosse, WI, March 24, 2014 — The American Red Cross is providing emergency assistance to several residents of a four-unit apartment complex after fire damaged their homes. Five Disaster Action Team volunteers, trained in client casework, met with families to assess their needs.  Red Cross resources are being made available to support these residents, meeting their immediate needs for food, clothing, and temporary housing.  Additional resources are being freed up to be used as needed while these residents move through the process of recovery.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) Firefighters are ordered out of an apartment building after fire races into the attic.

It happened Monday afternoon in the 800-block of Grove Street in La Crosse.

The fire department says it was called out to a shrub on fire.
But when crews got there, there were flames on the side of the building and in the attic.

They searched to make sure no one was inside, then were ordered out because of the threat of collapse.

They say the building has heavy damage, but no one was hurt.

Red Cross resources are being made available to support these residents, meeting their immediate needs for food, clothing, and temporary housing.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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