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Red Cross Closes Evacuation Center in Walsenburg

Red Cross volunteer comforting little girl in a shelter

For Imeediate Release

WALSENBURG, CO - June 2, 2014 - The evacuation center that was opened in Walsenburg, CO in response to evacuations for the Four Mile Canyon Fire closed Sunday evening, June 1, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.

The Four Mile Canyon Fire in Huerfano County prompted the evacuation of homes in the Blackhawk Subdivision. Red Cross volunteers from Walsenburg and Pueblo opened an evacuation center at the Community Center in Walsenburg at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 to support those families. The evacuation center was closed at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, June 1.

Earlier in the evening on Sunday, the Red Cross provided food and water to the 50 firefighters that were actively battling the Four Mile Canyon Fire. Today, working with our partners, the Salvation Army, arrangements have been made to provide food and water to the firefighters as needed.

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