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Red Cross logs busy stretch assisting 50 people displaced by four fires

The Red Cross is assisting 50 people from 36 families displaced by four separate fires over the past 24 hours, agency officials said Saturday.

The fires were in a rooming house Friday on Niagara Street in Niagara Falls; a residence on Seventh Street in North Tonawanda on Saturday; a residence on South Park Avenue on Saturday; and a residence on Route 354 in Bennington,n Wyoming County, also on Saturday.

Red Cross assistance typically includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing. Those affected will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a longer-term recovery plan.