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Fire Victim Assistance

Recovering after a fire

Experiencing a fire in or around your home can be devastating, and the recovery process can feel overwhelming. Here’s how to begin cleaning up and rebuilding life after a fire (adapted from the American Red Cross).

If you need help after a fire, contact the Mile High Area Red Cross.

4 Steps to take if you experience a home fire

  1. Call 9-1-1. Give first aid where needed; cool and cover burns to reduce the chance of further injury or infection.
  2. Let friends and family know you’re safe.
  3. People and animals that are seriously injured or burned should be transported to professional medical or veterinary help immediately.
  4. Stay out of fire-damaged homes until local fire authorities say it is safe to re-enter.

For more information, see What to do after a home fire from the American Red Cross.