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Family Impacted By Stratford House Fire Getting A Helping Hand

Mary Avenue in Stratford.
Mary Avenue in Stratford. Photo Credit: Google Maps

The American Red Cross is assisting a Stratford family that is cleaning up the damage from a Wednesday afternoon house fire.

Firefighters were dispatched to a Mary Avenue home at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there were reports of a structure fire, officials said. The call came as crews were cleaning up from an earlier fire on Howard Street.

Fire officials said that the initial investigation determined fire originated on a kitchen stove and quickly spread to several nearby appliances and cabinets. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly and the damage was limited to the kitchen.

One family - an adult and three children - are being assisted by volunteers from the American Red Cross, which is providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items a resident might not have been able to gather in the rush to escape the fire. In addition, a recovery envelope containing information helpful to families recovering from a fire, including tips on cleanup; notification of important contacts; dealing with damaged items and more was provided.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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