When fire strikes; residents can count on the Red Cross for help. But the recent wave of house fires in the last 24 hours has the Red Cross dealing with several displaced families. Some people lost everything they owned in the fires. The Red Cross is helping by providing housing, food, clothing, beds, and linens. The search for a new place to live has many residents worried about their family's future. As of now, the Erie County Red Cross has put the victims up in the Downtown Erie Hotel for at least two weeks.