The Birmingham Red Cross issued this press release on Friday to detail an apartment fire in Birmingham:
BIRMINGHAM, July 3, 2009 -Members of the ARCHIE Disaster Action Team (DAT) from The Birmingham Area Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to an apartment fire located at 1231 15th Street North in Birmingham. The DAT team was notified of the fire around 4:30am.
Initial reports indicate 13 units were affected and 12 of those were occupied. Red Cross workers will be assisting approximately 19 adults and five children. With this being a holiday weekend, many of the families needed shelter and were provided hotel rooms at a local inn.