ST. GEORGE — Donations are being accepted beginning Sunday for 20 people who have been permanently displaced after a fire consumed four mobile homes Saturday afternoon at the Grandview Mobile Home Park at 425 E. 900 South in St. George.
The American Red Cross is currently assessing the needs of the four affected families who have lost everything from beds to clothes to sentimental belongings. Through follow-up case work, individual oriented “action plans” are being put together to help those in need, Disaster Services Program Manager Paul Dunsdon said.
“This particular incident is a unique case to this area because of the amount of people affected,” Dunsdon said. “In most cases there will be a single family affected by a fire or a community affected by a flood. But these people lived in a tight-knit area.”
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The best way for the public to donate right now is through financial donations. At the moment, physical items are accepted but affected people may not have any place to put things right now.
“Even $10 is a huge help,” Dunsdon said. “Financial donations will help make sure their needs are met. We’ll take care of the rest.”
To make a donation call 435-879-9033
After St. George Communications Center received a report of smoke coming from the bottom of a mobile home, St. George Fire Department responded to the Grandview Mobile Home Park Saturday to find the home completely engulfed in flames. East-blowing winds spread the fire from one mobile home to three others, each with its own shed, St. George Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Taylor said.
More than three hours later, St. George, Santa Clara and Washington City firefighters had the fire extinguished. Four families were safe, but their homes were destroyed.
After initially staying at the reception area Saturday, all families have been able to find temporary shelter with either friends or family until a designated leader is assigned to help the individual families find permanent homes.
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