Recent East Texas house fires keeping Red Cross busy

Recent East Texas house fires keeping Red Cross busy
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Numerous fires have kept volunteers with the Deep East Texas chapter of the American Red Cross busy.

With each fire, the Red Cross provides temporary shelter. The agency also helps replace clothing and household items. The number of fires have extended beyond the cold weather months.

"Well it's unusual. Most of the fires happen during the cold weather with space heaters, electrical problems, that kind of thing," said Bobbie Ann Anderson, a Red Cross volunteer. "It's unusual that they continue to run this far into March. So far in March in Nacogdoches, we've had 10 house fires and today is the 18th, so it's still very busy with fires."

Anderson says huge donations don't tend to come in for normal everyday house fires, like with hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Yet it's house fires that keep Red Cross their busiest on a day to day basis.

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