Red Cross providing temporary shelter to 4 people after fire at Fargo apartment complex

(Fargo, ND) -- Four people had to turn to the Red Cross for a place to stay after a fire Sunday night at an apartment complex in south Fargo. 

"So what we'll do for folks in need is we will obviously give them cots and blankets. We will make sure all of their needs are taken care of," said Kevin Mehrer, Executive Director for the Eastern Dakotas and Northwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

The agency is proving temporary shelter for the victims, after the fire at the West Winds Apartments on 42nd Street South. The Red Cross runs a temporary shelter at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fargo, which Mehrer says is staffed by volunteers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Mehrer says the Red Cross in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota collectively responds to an average of two house fires per day. 

Mehrer says the agency is looking for local volunteers and is currenlty running a rundraiseing campaign.  Use the link below to learn more.


Original Air Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2022