American Red Cross assists 6 after early Sunday fire in Massena

Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 12:59 PM EDT
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MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - An early morning fire in Massena Sunday has the American Red Cross providing aid to 6 people.

There fire was on Martin Street.

Massena Fire Chief Paul Brownell says six people living there were inside when the fire started but they made it out safely.

He adds there were animals inside too, some were saved but a few cats did die.

Crews knocked the flames out in an under an hour.

Brownell says there’s damage to the living room where the fire started, and the second story room above it. But he says the house is still livable.

Investigators point to a faulty electrical cord as the cause.

The Red Cross is providing financial assistance to five adults and a 17-year-old for necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing and is also offering emotional support.

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