NEW YORK, February 9, 2013 — American Red Cross disaster responders are currently at the scene of a 5-alarm fire on Saint Pauls Road North in Hempstead, N.Y. to provide relief to dozens of local residents who have been displaced by the blaze. A reception center has been set up at the nearby Kennedy Park Recreation Center where the Red Cross is assisting nearly 70 individuals. More details to follow.
A Red Cross spokesperson, Sam Kille is at the scene and available for interviews. He can be reached at 516 642 5247.
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