(KFVS) - The Red Cross of central and southern Illinois has urged fire safety steps after responding to 94 home fires since Dec. 1.
According to the Red Cross, fifteen people have died in these fires, including four children. In addition, the Red Cross has opened shelters due to the number of people left homeless.
After disasters such as these, the Red Cross has provided these families with shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support and healthcare. Since Dec 1, the Red Cross continues to aid these victims totally 219 adults and 110 children.