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Evacuation Center at Cripple Creek High School Closed

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Western Hills Fire No Longer Threatens Homes

Cripple Creek, CO – 8:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015 – The evacuation center that was opened in response to the evacuation orders for the Western Hills Fire in Teller County closed at 8:30 p.m.

While the evacuation center was open the Red Cross supported 25 people, 23 students from the high school and 2 adults.

Four Red Cross volunteers were at the shelter to provide services. The Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle was activated to provide food, water and additional supplies. Earlier this year the Red Cross prepositioned a shelter supply trailer at the Cripple Creek-Victor High School to support any quick sheltering requirements.

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