The American Red Cross assisted 7 people in two separate fires in our local area on Wednesday. A fire destroyed the home of a family of 5 in the City of Clements, and 2 adults were also displaced by a fire in Olivia. Red Cross volunteers responded with help for the victims’ emergency needs. Wednesday’s fires brought the number of people in the region affected by fire to more than 90 over the last three months. What caused these latest 2 fires remains under investigation, and no further information has been released at this time.