ROME, N.Y. – The American Red Cross is helping five people who were displaced from their homes after a fire at Bloomfield Gardens apartments in Rome on Thursday.
Volunteers from the Central & Northern New York chapter assisted with food and shelter, and provided clothing for a 13-year-old and four other adults.
The fire started in the kitchen of an apartment at the complex around 9:30 a.m.
Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but two other units suffered smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.