Fire sparks at an apartment house in Elmira

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UPDATE 7/16/20 10:00 AM: The American Red Cross is assisting a total of six residents – five adults and one child – displaced by a fire at an apartment building on West Church St., Elmira.

Red Cross assistance typically includes funding for temporary housing, food and clothing, and health services as needed, and specially-trained Disaster Mental Health volunteers are available to help those affected deal with the emotional aspect of their disaster.

The residents will meet with caseworkers in the coming days to work on a long-term recovery plan.

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – A fire sparked early Wednesday evening at an apartment home on the 400-block of West Church Street in the City of Elmira.

Fire crews started fighting the blaze around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Trees were blocking our camera, but light smoke could be seen ascending into the sky.

The 400-block was shutdown by EPD while Elmira and West Elmira Fire Departments were busy knocking down the blaze. Area neighbors looked on as crews remain on scene.

No word if anyone was hurt, or the cause of this fire. It’s currently an active scene.

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