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ROBIN ERICKSON
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Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Red Cross Assisting Victims of Last Night's Federal Hill Fire -- Six Adults and an Alligator Evacuated from Vinton Street

American Red Cross disaster volunteers responded to a fire at 41 Vinton Street, in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood, last night around 11:30pm.

Six adults --- five are local college students --- were evacuated from the three-story home, along with a pet alligator.

The American Red Cross provided emergency shelter and meals for the victims. The alligator is staying with a friend of the owner.

All six victims will meet with American Red Cross caseworkers today to determine long-term needs.

This is the 10th fire the American Red Cross has responded to this month --- and the second fire in Providence's Federal Hill neighborhood.

In 2001, the American Red Cross of Rhode Island assisted 379 Rhode Island families, who were victims of fires, spending over $200,000.00 in emergency services.

The Red Cross typically spends $1,000 per family of four it assists. All Red Cross assistance is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on private donations to provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in crisis.

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