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Friday fire in Johnstown impacts 11

Seven adults and four children required emergency aid, Red Cross says
213 Meadow Street in Johnstown was the scene of a fire that left 11 people homeless Saturday, July 11, 2020.
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213 Meadow Street in Johnstown was the scene of a fire that left 11 people homeless Saturday, July 11, 2020.

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Friday morning fire that forced 11 people from their home.

The fire at 213 Meadow St. did substantial damage to the two-story, one-family house, leaving it uninhabitable, said Assistant Fire Chief Donald Biron.

Volunteers from the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to 11 people after the fire, the Red Cross said.

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The organization said it provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to seven adults and four children, all believed to be members of the same family. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items.

In the coming days, Red Cross said staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire.

Biron said the department received a call about an involved structure fire at 6:47 a.m., and everyone in the house had gotten out prior to their arrival. The fire department was on the scene for about four hours, with one additional engine dispatched through mutual aid from Gloversville. There were no injuries among firefighters.

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