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Red Cross Responds to Residence Fire in Kona

April 3, 2017, 12:37 PM HST
* Updated April 3, 12:39 PM
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American Red Cross

Volunteers with the American Red Cross responded to a fire reported in Kona on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Red Cross disaster volunteers arrived on the scene to meet with affected residents and ensure their immediate emergency needs for food, shelter and clothing are met.

Caseworkers will continue to follow up with anyone affected in the coming weeks to provide referrals, guidance or additional assistance as needed to help with the recovery process.

More information about the fire will be published as it becomes available.

The Red Cross encourages all families to make a disaster plan to include an evacuation plan with two different routes of escape, a communications plan to help families reconnect after disaster and a disaster supplies kit that is readily available to aid in a quick evacuation.

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Information on developing a family plan is available to the public at www.redcross.org or a brochure can be requested by calling 734-2101.

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