American Red Cross aids three after Black River Fire

BLACK RIVER, NY – Volunteers from the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross provided immediate emergency aid to three people after a fire Wednesday morning on Route 283 in Black River, Jefferson County.

The Red Cross provided financial assistance for necessities such as shelter, food and clothing to two adults and one 4 year old child. Volunteers also offered emotional support and comfort kits containing personal care items and stuffed animals for the child. 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.


The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in the North Country. Please visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.