Storms and fires keep Iredell County volunteers busy

On Thursday, American Red Cross volunteers were called to four separate incidents between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m.

The initial call was to a tree falling on a house on Spicewood Circle in Troutman. As Emergency Services volunteers headed to that scene, another call came in from a working house fire in the Cool Springs area. Two volunteers quickly headed to the scene of that emergency.

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When volunteers arrived at the Troutman tree falling, county emergency management was on the scene and requested the Red Cross to go to a four-unit apartment fire on Stockton Street in Statesville and to another house fire on Knoxview Lane in Mt. Mourne.

Therefore, an additional two volunteer teams were dispatched – and all were on site and working with the clients as needed by 6:15 p.m.!

The Red Cross ended up assisting four families with assistance for food and shelter. The work done Thursday night in Iredell County is a testament to the dedication of our Red Cross volunteers!

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