Red Cross volunteers respond to displaced residents of three-alarm apartment fire

Families displaced by fire in Sierra Vista

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross dispatched a team of volunteers to help the residents affected by a three-alarm fire at Mountain View apartments on 77 East El Camino Real in Sierra Vista at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The fire actively burned when around 30 firefighters from the Sierra Vista Fire Department, Fry Fire District, Fort Huachuca Fire and Whetstone Fire all responded to the scene.

Officials say the fire originated in building seven and eight units were damaged.

Officials say 42 residents have been impacted and range from infants to elders. The extensive smoke damage resulted in a total of 15 cases opened and those at the scene that need lodging will be placed at local hotels.

No injuries were reported.

Fire officials say this is one of the larger impacts by a fire they have seen in Sierra Vista.

Volunteers in Cochise County are working closely with their public safety partners to prepare for events both large and small.

Officials are advising everyone to check smoke alarms, develop emergency evacuation plans and prepare for emergencies at all times of the day and night.

If you want to help out, the Southern Arizona Humanitarian Aid Resource Alliance is collecting donations for those impacted by the fire.

For more information on emergency preparedness, please visit www.redcross.org or visit The Southern Arizona Humanitarian Aid Resource Alliance Facebook group.

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