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UPDATE: Tornado watch until 6 a.m.; severe storms still possible

Red Cross: Fire displaces 5 kids, 3 adults from Riviera home


Eight people, including five children, were displaced by a fire Wednesday afternoon at a Riviera Beach home, the American Red Cross said.

The fire caused heavy damage to the home on 27th Street, north of West Blue Heron Boulevard off President Barack Obama Highway, city fire rescue said. It’s unclear what caused the fire.

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No one was injured in the flames, though rescue crews had to treat a dog that was outside the back of the home when the fire spread, Fire Rescue said. The dog was given oxygen, the second time city rescue crews have aided a dog after a house fire this week.

Volunteers for the Red Cross coordinated emergency aid for the family, according to a news release from the organization. The owner was outside of the house at the time of the fire, rescue crews said, and told officials electricity did not work at the home.


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