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January 2, 2013

Nearly two dozen displaced by early a.m. fire

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The Red Cross provided emergency funds to cover coats and food for both families and infant supplies for one family, and provided other items, including blankets, comfort kits with toiletries, Mickey Mouse dolls for the children and a portable crib, Powers said.

Towards the end of the fire fight, someone parked a car in the middle of the road on a hose belonging to one of the fire trucks that responded to the scene — despite a No Parking sign and the obvious emergency situation. The firefighters were unable to pack up and leave until a tow truck was called to remove the car.

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