The Red Cross is now helping a family of six – two adults and four children – after their house at 18 Shore Road caught fire Wednesday evening.
The Red Cross is providing the family with emergency food and clothes, according a press release. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits, containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant and shaving supplies, according to the release.
Wednesday evening, a fire at the house at 18 Shore Road destroyed a carport, a back room and part of the front of the home, but nobody was injured, according to Goshen Fire Chief Don Chapman, Jr.
Chapman said an emergency call was received at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday regarding a structure fire at 18 Shore Road. When firefighters arrived, a carport and the side of the home were fully engulfed in flames, he said.
It took Waterford firefighters about 15 minutes to knock down the fire, Chapman said. Nobody was home at the time of the fire, he said.
As of 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Chapman said there has been no contact with the owner of the home. He said the Red Cross will help the displaced owner or owners if needed.