American Red Cross Assisting Residents After Motel Explosion In Albuquerque Friday

American Red News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The American Red Cross Albuquerque Chapter has dispatched a Disaster Action Team (DAT) to assist approximately 16 residents following an explosion Friday at a month to month motel/ apartments, damaging approximately 16 units.

Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers will assess the damages and provide emergency assistance for those residents displaced. The explosion occurred near the intersection of Central Ave NE. and Bryn Mawr Dr. NE.

The American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year and most are home fires. People can reduce their family’s risk of being harmed in a home fire by installing smoke alarms on every level of their home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. They should test them every month and replace the batteries at least once a year.

What can people do: People can visit to find out more about how to protect themselves and their loved homes from fire.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit or, or on Twitter at @RedCross.