Donations start pouring in for Fall River fire victims

(Corey Welch/WPRI)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) – Community members started donating money and items to some dozen displaced residents in Fall River. An afternoon fire on Irving Street Saturday forced 11 adults and two children out of their homes.

The fire started in one triple-decker house before spreading into a second.

Fire victim Dawn Barlow told Eyewitness News that she lived in an apartment unit in one of the triple-deckers. Barlow said she has received enormous help since the fire Saturday.

She says she received a brand new dining room table, clothing, and a microwave among other items from generous donors.

Dawn also credited her landlord for arranging plans to set her up in a new apartment with three bedrooms next week.

A GoFundMe page in her name has already raised $1,000.

A male resident remains hospitalized. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition after three Fall River police officers rescued him.

Firefighters were able to save six cats.



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