Red Cross aids Aspen fire victims |

Red Cross aids Aspen fire victims

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” With some 17 people displaced after the Castle Ridge Apartment fire late Tuesday night, officials with the city of Aspen and the Red Cross are scrambling for resources.

The biggest need right now, they said, is apartment space.

Two families who lived in the apartment complex have been placed in units at the Marolt apartments, according the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority.

But a handful of people are still in need of a place.

“If you have an apartment or a room that we could use, please call us,” said Tom McCabe, the housing authority’s executive director, in a press release. The housing authority can be reached at (970) 920-5050.

In the short term, Red Cross volunteers are also coordinating donations of anything from food and clothing to money.

To make a donation, Red Cross officials are asking people to contact their regional office at 888-545-7800, and specify that the donation is for the Castle Ridge Apartment incident.

Red Cross officials also confirmed that executives at Alpine Bank are setting up a relief fund for victims.