Agency Helps House Fire Victims

This week two women died in an early morning house fire on Wednesday in Choccolocco after the family was unable to pull them from the house. According to Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matthew Wade, 65-year-old Emillee Diane Brock and 91-year-old Daisy Bell Haynes were bedridden and unable to escape the fire that began at the Reneau Street home. American Red Cross Disaster Program Specialist Josh Tanner says the agency is helping the family affected by the fire.He says they are receiving funding to assist with funeral expenses. Tanner says if the community wants to reach out and help the family…He says to contact local organizations which may include churches that are assisting the family. And, he adds that this is the season to be particularly aware of fire safety. He adds that the most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to have a working smoke alarm. The American Red Cross and its partners have launched the Home Fire Campaign that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25-percent in five years. If you’d like more information on fire safety visit


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