Oconto County house damaged in fire

WLUK FOX 11:Published : Thursday, 14 Apr 2011, 2:13 AM CDT  Click HERE for video of Story

It took Oconto firefighters 35 minutes to battle an overnight house fire.

Officials say the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Thursday on the 300 block of Oconto at a multi-family home.

Officials say the fire started upstairs and that there’s extensive damage to that unit, while the lower unit had minor smoke and water damage.

Everyone inside the house was able to get out safely.

The Red Cross is helping those affected by the fire.

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to Three House Fires that Occurred within the Last Week

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to three house fires within the last week. In total, we assisted six adults with their immediate emergency needs.

An American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer assisted two adults in the city of Shawano, affected by a home fire early Saturday, February 27.  We assisted the adults with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food.

Sunday, February 28, Disaster volunteers assisted two adults with their emergency needs in the town of Sobieski. We provided the family with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food.

The third fire occurred on Wednesday, February 24, in Keshena. An American Red Cross Disaster volunteer helped the two adults with monetary assistance for clothing, shoes, bedding and food. The clients were out of town at the time of the fire and are currently staying with family.

We also provided all clients with comfort kits (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and homemade quilts.  

Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s local disaster relief fund. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Responds to a House Fire in Oconto County

The American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter responded to a house fire in the town of Abrams around 8am on Friday, January 29. The fire displaced one adult.

Three American Red Cross Disaster workers assisted the adult with lodging, monetary assistance for clothing and food. We also provided the client with a comfort kit (which include soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, comb, facial tissue, deodorant, razors, shaving cream and lotion) and a homemade quilt.

Red Cross disaster assistance is free and is made possible by community donations. You can help individuals of this disaster and others by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter’s local disaster relief fund. For information call the Lakeland Chapter at 920-468-8535 or visit www.arclakeland.org.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.