Ten people impacted by fire at Belmont Courts in Ogdensburg
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 8:40 am

OGDENSBURG — Volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to 10 people after a multifamily fire early Tuesday morning at Belmont Courts.

Ogdensburg Fire Chief Mike Farrell said that firefighters were back in service around 6:30 a.m. and that fire investigators would be heading to the scene.

He said no more information was available at this time.

Farrell said he would reach out to the media when a statement is available.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to five adults and five children, ages 9 through 18.

Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items. In the coming days, Red Cross staff and volunteers will remain available to help those affected by the fire as they navigate the road to recovery.

To donate or volunteer, visit redcross.org,1-800-RED-CROSS or redcross.org/volunteer.