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Red Cross Reopens Evacuation Center In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has reopened the emergency center at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Fresno Flats Road. (Road 425B).

Volunteers are on hand to provide a safe place for residents to stay plus meals, hygiene items and more.

“With multiple wildfires burning at once, our Red Cross disaster team is working closely with our government and community partners to make sure that everyone impacted by evacuations is safe and comfortable,” said Red Cross spokesperson Jessica Piffero.

Evacuation orders are currently in place for the Railroad Fire in Fish Camp, the Mission Fire in North Fork, and the Peak fire in Mariposa County.

With hundreds of homes threatened by these wildfires, the Red Cross has additional shelter locations on standby.

The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and have an emergency kit ready go for any disaster including wildfires. Visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire to learn more.

The Red Cross is able to provide disaster relief services during wildfire season thanks to the generosity of the community. The best way to help wildfire relief efforts is through a financial donation. Visit redcross.org to make an online donation to your local chapter.

Follow the local Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook for additional updates.

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