The American Red Cross Serving Erie & Niagara Counties provided emergency assistance to 110 people following 21 fires in the two counties during February, chief programs officer Kenneth Turner reports.

The busiest day for fire assistance was Feb. 22.

In Buffalo, volunteers opened a shelter for more than 27 residents displaced by an apartment house fire on Forest Avenue and aided 10 people left homeless by a fatal blaze on Timon Street.

Red Cross assistance usually includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing, along with emotional support from trained mental health volunteers.