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Santa surprises children who lost homes in fire

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's hard to think about celebrating the holidays when you've lost your home to a fire.

Monday, The American Red Cross stepped in to help spread some Christmas cheer to more than 100 children and their families who have lost their homes.

The highlight of the 27th annual Holiday Party was when Santa Claus himself arrived at the Red Cross in downtown Louisville in a big red fire truck instead of his usual sleigh.

The professional firefighters union local 345 pitched in to help Santa collect the gifts and even gave Santa Claus extra help to hand out presents to the children.

The Red Cross said there are about 25 house fires every month.

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