Red Cross now helping Watervliet fire victims

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The Red Cross is helping six adults affected by a fire in Watervliet.

Firefighters say heat brought extra challenges to put out the fire that destroyed the home of James Dugan.

In an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 13, Dugan says he’s not sure what happened. He was at home with his granddaughter and out of nowhere, he heard a loud bang.

He was able to escape, along with his granddaughter and dog. Sadly, his cat died.

Despite being without his home, James says he’s just thankful everybody’s alive.