The American Red Cross said volunteers from the agency are assisting people displaced after a multi-unit apartment fire.
The fire happened around 5:00 a.m. Sunday in the 6100 block of Shanda Drive in Raleigh and damaged or destroyed nearly a dozen units at the Legacy at Six Forks apartments, according to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross said their Disaster Action Team volunteers are helping tenants affected by the fire with emergency financial assistance for needs such as shelter, food, relief items like toiletries. They are also helping with health and mental health services, and one-on-one support to connect affected residents to additional resources and organizations.
This week is 'Fire Prevention Week' in North Carolina and fire departments are hoping to increase awareness for families.
Events for Fire Prevention Week in Raleigh
The Raleigh Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme is "Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape." You can learn simple but important actions to take to keep yourself and those around you safe from home fires.
Oct. 8: Fire Prevention Week Display at Raleigh Fire Museum, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 9: Open House at Raleigh Fire Station 11, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 13-15: Fire Prevention Week Display at Crabtree Valley Mall, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day