Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Apartment Fire

Residents from all but three apartments were allowed back home last night, less than twelve hours after a fire in a building on North Street in Bridgewater. The Red Cross had temporarily opened a reception center and registration service for the tenants affected by the fire in the 37-unit building. There were no reported injuries and the cause is still being determined. Damages were contained to three units and those residents made alternate arrangements for places to stay. Everyone else was allowed back in as of five yesterday afternoon. The Red Cross arranged for the emergency purchase of clothing for some tenants of the damaged apartments who were forced to flee the building wearing only their pyjamas. And they also provided others with personal-care items and meals for the day, and helped a few obtain emergency replacement of prescription medications they had left behind when they had to leave.