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New Red Cross Emergency Shelter Locations for Detwiler Fire

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Fresno, Calif., July 18, 2017 — The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened five shelter locations for residents impacted by the Detwiler Fire:

1. EV Free Church, 50443 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA

2. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA

3. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy 49, Oakhurst, CA 93644

4. Cesar Chavez Junior High, 161 S. Plainsburg, Planada, CA

5. Groveland Community Hall, 18720 Hwy 120, Groveland, CA

Volunteers are on hand at each location to provide lodging, meals, health services, comfort, and more for affected residents. “Our volunteers will make sure that every evacuated resident is safe and comfortable,” said Red Cross Gold Country Regional Communications Director Stephen Walsh. “We’ll be in this community providing relief for as long as there is a need.”

The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and have an emergency kit ready go for any disaster including wildfires. Visit to learn more.

Visit to reconnect with loved ones that might be missing during a disaster. The Safe and Well website is an easy-to-use online tool to help families and individuals notify loved ones that they are safe during an emergency.


You can help people affected by disasters by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.