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The local arm of the American Red Cross is assisting 21 people affected by three separate fires that occurred over the weekend, the relief organization said in a news release.

Eight people from six families were displaced by an early-morning fire on Jersey Street in Buffalo on Saturday, and the Red Cross assisted two more people in a fire on Niagara Street in Buffalo later that day.

On Sunday, the Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team helped 11 people from three families who were affected by a fire on Sierra Drive in Cheektowaga.

On average, the Red Cross spends over $1,000 per fire affecting a family of four, the organization said.

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