News

Our Local House Fires Impact Red Cross Chapter

Our Local House Fires Impact Red Cross Chapter

Photo: WINA

Albemarle officials say the number of house fires has held steady over the last several years, but the recent activity has two distinct features. John Oprandy of Albemarle Fire and Rescue says there have been more heat-related fires, and they caused more damage. This has affected the local Red Cross chapter. A spokesman says the Red Cross is trying to raise a quarter of a million dollars. Donations to the “Hope is Fireproof” campaign can be made online or by visiting the Red Cross on Rose Hill Drive (pictured). The Red Cross also needs volunteers who want to help but can’t afford to make donations.

 

Latest Stories

1 hour ago in Music

Don McLean pleads not guilty in domestic violence case

Fresh
donmclean

The "American Pie" singer was arrested last month.

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Hugh Jackman had skin cancer – again

Fresh
hughjackman

The "X-Men" star is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.

3 hours ago in Music

Lemmy to be immortalized outside his favorite bar

lemmy

A fundraising campaign is underway to pay for a life-sized Lemmy statue at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in L.A.