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Three Evacuation Shelters Open for Sand Fire Evacuees

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Three Red Cross shelters are open for Sand Fire evacuees.

(July 25, 2016 4 p.m.)— In response to the explosive Sand Fire, which has consumed more than 33,000 acres in the Santa Clarita area since Fri., July 22, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region continues to operate three shelters for the approximately 20,000 residents who have been ordered to evacuate. 

The shelters are located at: 

  • Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Santa Clarita, CA 91321 
  • Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Dr., Sylmar, CA 91342 
  • Highland High School, 39055 25th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551 
  • Nearly 200 people spent the night of July 24 at the shelters, with hundreds more receiving food, drinks, heath services and a safe place to stay and learn information about the fire. 

    Thank you to the over 50 Red Cross-trained disaster response volunteers have been involved in the response operation so far. 

    Fire officials are stressing the need for all affected residents to please evacuate when told to do so. For Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information related to wildfires visit Wildfire Safety ( You can get preparation tips, news and updates on wildfires by download the free Red Cross Mobile Apps at: Download on App Store Download on Google Play 

    The Red Cross appreciates the overwhelming response of residents who have offered to donate goods and food. Right now, financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to people who need it the most. You can go to Red Cross ( more info. Financial donations allow us to be flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster victims need most. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small.

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