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Fire burns 4 homes in Compton, one gutted

Four homes burned, one gutted, displacing 14 people, 2 hospitalized; heater suspected of inflaming curtains COMPTON — Emergency preparedness for fire safety and other hazards can save lives. That fact was proven again, Wednesday, Dec. 7,

Four homes burned, one gutted, displacing 14 people, 2 hospitalized; heater suspected of inflaming curtains

COMPTON — Emergency preparedness for fire safety and other hazards can save lives. That fact was proven again, Wednesday, Dec. 7, when a fire erupted at noon ravaging four homes on the same lot in the Compton-Willowbrook area. One home was gutted.

Fourteen people were displaced by the blaze — seven adults and seven children, including four dogs.

Two people were hospitalized and one pet cat was consumed by the flames.

The American Red Cross quickly dispatched the Long Beach-based Disaster Action Team (DAT) to the scene, which provided lodging, food, water, comfort kits, sweat suits, and financial support to the victims.

“It was a complicated response,” said Margaret Arbini-Madonna, executive director of the Red Cross based on East. 29 Street in Long Beach, Calif.

 

 

 

Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.

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