Red Cross

The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Every home in Rose City except two sustained damage during the catastrophic flooding that Hurricane Harvey brought to Southeast Texas, and, while other cities begin the rebuilding process, the small town is still literally trying to pick up the pieces and sift through the rubble they once called home.

Mayor Bonnie Stephenson said her city and its residents are in dire need of assistance.

“The city was devastated,” Stephenson said, “but, we’re coming back. These people have lost everything, and they need help.”

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Beaumont firefighters battled an apartment fire, extinguishing the blaze before it could spread to other apartments at 4905 Wyatt St. on May 3.

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CommunityBank building with CommunityBank and Red Cross logos

CommunityBank of Texas is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help those who have been forced from their homes by floodwaters. Beginning Monday, March 21, CommunityBank of Texas customers and community members can leave donations at any Southeast Texas banking center, and the donations will go directly to the Red Cross relief efforts in surrounding communities.

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Beaumont Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at 4860 Detroit just after 2 a.m. this morning, Monday, November 9, 2015.

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Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue responded to a report of a house fire at 2197 Rusk. According to Captain Brad Penisson, when firefighters arrived, they found a vacant duplex engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to quickly control the blaze with no injuries, and it was determined the fire was deliberately set.

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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3150 Cleveland. According to Captain Brad Penisson of the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived, they found the rear portion of the home engulfed in flames. The occupants of the residence were able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.

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A structure fire at 2394 Angelina Street in Beaumont was reported by a passerby at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

According to a press release, when firefighters with the Beaumont Fire Department arrived, smoke was billowing from the roof vents of a garage apartment. Upon entering the upstairs apartment, firefighters noticed the fire was coming from the attic. The flames were quickly extinguished and damage was confined to the area just above the bathroom.

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Texas and Oklahoma are feeling the devastating effects of weeks of heavy rain, tornadoes and flooding, and the American Red Cross is there, helping people in the Lone Star State get back on their feet.

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Fire investigators suspect a wood burning stove may have been the ignition point for a blaze that caused extensive damage to a Beaumont home early this morning, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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