Late Monday night, January 3rd, your American Red Cross of Central Texas was called to a high rise fire at 1801 Lavaca. When our volunteers arrived at the Cambridge Apartments, the Austin Fire Department were was still trying to contain the fire. Our Red Cross volunteers instantly dove into action, providing blankets, comfort kits, and a listening ear to those affected. Nearly 100 residents waited in the first floor lobby while AFD investigated the cause of the fire and decided who would be able to return to their apartments.
Our Emergency Response Vehicle was deployed to the scene, and residents and emergency responders alike were given water and snacks. A great thank you to Carole Leandra, Ricky Boyd, Tom Halgash, Larry Baker, Kevin McCoy, Sandy McCoy, and Bill Dorman. As always, the Red Cross could not do what we do without outstanding volunteers like them!