Red Cross responds to a wildfire in Carbondale

The Red Cross continues to monitor needs associated with the Red Canyon Fire and will respond if additional needs arise.

The American Red Cross opened an evacuation center last night for residents being evacuated for the Red Canyon wildfire near Carbondale.

The evacuation center was located at the Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale.

No clients chose to utilize the evacuation center, so it was placed back on standby at 10 p.m. The Red Cross continues to monitor needs associated with the Red Canyon Fire and will respond if additional needs arise.

As with all types of disasters, the Red Cross is working to help those affected with disaster-caused needs on a case-by-case basis. Red Cross assistance may include basic food and clothing, emergency shelter , emotional support and referrals to other resources for the victims.

The Red Cross has responded to dozens of wildfires in Colorado this season. If you would like to support the work of the Red Cross helping people affected by disasters like these, donate online at http://www.redcross.org/co/denver/ways-to-donate.