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Red Cross help 8 after weekend house fires

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -  It was a busy night for the America Red Cross as workers assisted eight people after house fires across the state.

The American Red Cross volunteers serving Greater Iowa helped people in Mason City and Iowa City Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Volunteers responded to a fire in the 1500 block of Prairie du Chien Road in Iowa City on Saturday evening helped one adult. 

Early Sunday morning, the Red Cross was called to another home fire in Iowa City in the 4200 block of Anderson Avenue. 

Volunteers there helped one adult following the fire, providing shelter and other emergency needs. 

In Mason City, volunteers comforted six adults following a duplex fire in the 400 block of 2nd Street NW on Saturday night. The Red Cross will provide food, clothing, shelter and emergency items. 

Red Cross case workers may also work with those affected over the coming days to determine if there are other ways the Red Cross may be of assistance. 

The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home. People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a safe place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. 

People can visit for more steps they can take to lessen the chance of a fire in their home.

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