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Red Cross Shelter Remains Open

Continuing to help those affected by the Buck Fire.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The American Red Cross is continuing to help those affected by the Buck Fire in Riverside County.

The shelter, located at the Temecula Community Recreation Center (30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA 92592), remains open to provide a safe place to stay, food and emotional support for those who need it.

"Red Cross volunteers are working around-the-clock to offer comfort, safety and hope for people who have been touched by this fire," said Lois Beckman, CEO of the American Red Cross of Riverside County. "No one has to experience this disaster alone."

In addition, the Red Cross is encouraging all residents to listen for updated evacuation information, be aware of the risks and take the following precautions:

  • Back cars into the garage or park in an open space facing the direction of escape.
  • Confine pets to one room so that you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly.
  • Limit exposure to smoke and dust by using the recycle or re-circulate mode on the air conditioner in your home or car. If you do not have air conditioning and it is too hot to stay inside with closed windows, seek shelter elsewhere.
  • Additional wildfire safety tips can be found at

    Those who wish to help support relief efforts can do so by visiting, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or mailing a check to the Red Cross at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92517.

    Help people affected by disasters by donating to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. Call (714) 481-5300 or 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may be sent to the American Red Cross, 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92517. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting For more updates on the American Red Cross in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, follow us on Twitter.