10 House fires over weekend, rescued man talks to 3TV

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10 house fires over the weekend

PHOENIX -Ten house fires occurred over the weekend in the Phoenix metro area, leaving dozens of people without homes.

The most recent fire occurred in Glendale at 3 a.m. Monday. The other fires occurred in various cities, including Tonopah, Mesa and Gilbert.

Red Cross volunteers have been scrambling to help those affected by the fires.

The nonprofit says volunteers have been helping meet the emergency needs of 32 people, including four children. That includes giving them a safe place to sleep, food, clothes and

emotional support.

The Red Cross says the high number of weekend fires can serve as a reminder to homeowners about the importance of fire safety. That includes having working smoke alarms, a fire extinguisher, and an escape plan.