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Red Cross Opens Evacuation Center - Apartment High Rise Fire

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Volunteers have been on the seen providing canteen services including drinks and snacks to over 200 firefighters and emergency responders.

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to an apartment high rise fire, located on the corner of Stoner Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard that ignited this morning and after consultation with local officials, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has opened an evacuation center at:

University High School, 11800 Texas Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Volunteers have been on the seen providing canteen services including drinks and snacks to over 200 firefighters and emergency responders.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross evacuation center should bring essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescriptions and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • They should also try to contact their relatives to let them know where they are and how they are doing
  • For more information, visit www.redcrossla.org or follow us on Twitter @redcrossla.

    About The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region

    A volunteer-led humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Serving more than 88 cities, the Red Cross provides relief for victims of house and apartment fires, earthquakes, floods, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions and other natural or man-made disasters --- 24 hours a day. Last year, nearly 160,000 people were trained in vital life-saving skills, including CPR and first aid. For more information, please visit www.RedCrossLA.org.