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Firefighters hose down smoldering smoke from the remains of a destroyed home in Collinsville, Saturday. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic file)

Solano County

Groups campaign to help Collinsville residents recover from fire

By July 08, 2014

SUISUN CITY — Community organizations are combining resources to assist people displaced by Friday’s fire in Collinsville. The effort came together Monday as firefighters continued work to determine what caused the fire that destroyed eight homes and damaged at least three others.

Donations of food and water – preferably in gallon jugs – for fire victims may be dropped off at local Salvation Army locations. Donations of clothing, household items and furniture are not being accepted at this time.

The Salvation Army locations are at 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City; 1220 Missouri St., Fairfield; 630 Orange Drive, Vacaville; and 630 Tuolumne St., Vallejo.

The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army were both called on to help support the firefighters and emergency personnel during the four-alarm fire.

Officials with the group Solano Volunteers Organizations Active in Disasters met Saturday with representatives from the county, Red Cross and The Salvation Army to coordinate the response. Solano Volunteers Organizations in Disasters will coordinate the effort with the Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

A town hall meeting, to identify specific needs and to provide support, is being planned. The immediate focus is on providing food, clothing and shelter.

Monetary donations can be made at the American Red Cross, 1545 N. Texas St., Suite 101, Fairfield or to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1644, Suisun City, CA 94585. Online donations are welcome at www.redcross.org and www.SolanoArmyofHope.org.

Montezuma Fire Protection District Chief Joe Rosewall said the fire remained under investigation Monday.

Ryan McCarthy and Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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