Cambridge Park condo fire

Families are still reeling today after a large fire Tuesday morning burned their Cambridge Park condos to the ground. Three injured firefighters had to be rescued by teammates after the floor they were working on collapsed, and at least one resident was treated by medics for smoke inhalation. Many families were displaced from their homes, including at least 17 with children attending Richardson ISD schools.

Councilman Adam McGough’s office and the Lake Highlands Public Improvement District are working with the nonprofit Trusted World to provide immediate assistance to displaced families. If you’d like to help, gift cards may be delivered between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m to the PID office, 9090 Skillman Suite 182, in the Skillman-Royal shopping center.  Trusted World will accept and distribute clothing, new toiletries, non-perishable food items, diapers, formula, baby food, new, unwrapped toys and new, unwrapped underwear and socks for men, women and children.

RISD trustee Karen Clardy reports that the PTA Clothes Closet will also work this week to provide clothing for students and help get them back into classrooms. The Clothes Closet accepts gently used clothing donations at neighborhood schools and at their new facility, 1239 W. Belt Line, Mondays from 9:30 to noon.