Apartment fire: Nearly a dozen tenants looking for homes after fire at Raleigh apartment complex

The American Red Cross said agency volunteers were helping displaced people after a multi-unit apartment burned down.

The fire occurred around 5 a.m. Sunday in the 6100 block of Shanda Drive in Raleigh and damaged or destroyed nearly a dozen units in Legacy at Six Forks apartments, according to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross said volunteers from its disaster response team were assisting tenants affected by the fire with emergency financial assistance for needs such as shelter, food, relief like toiletries. They also help with health and mental health services, and one-on-one support to connect affected residents to additional resources and organizations.

This week is “Fire Prevention Week” in North Carolina and the fire departments are hoping to bring more awareness to families.

Raleigh Fire Prevention Week Events

The Raleigh Fire Department partners with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” You can learn simple but important actions to take to protect yourself and those around you from home fires.

October 8: Fire Prevention Week display at the Raleigh Fire Museum, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oct. 9: Open House at Raleigh Fire Station 11, 1-5 p.m.

Oct. 13-15: Fire Prevention Week display at Crabtree Valley Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

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