The American Red Cross of Northwest IL is relocating the shelter from 507 E. Taylor Street to DeKalb Park District Sports & Recreation Center located at 1765 S 4th Street.
On Wednesday, more than 100 people were displaced due to a fire in the 800 block of Ridge Drive.
Today, a separate fire in the 900 block of Greenbrier Road displaced 14 families.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross continue to provide immediate assistance to those affected by both fires, including information about recovery services, health and mental health services.
Thursday, July 11 at 5:00 p.m.
The DeKalb Fire Department has arranged transportation for affected residents to the shelter. A bus will depart at 5 p.m. from 930 Greenbrier Road.
In addition, members of animal control are already at the Greenbrier location working closely to provide shelter for pets.
Affected residents can call the American Red Cross dispatch line at 312.729.6258 for shelter information.
About the American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois:
The American Red Cross of Northwest Illinois serves 700,000 people in 10 counties including Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at www.redcross.org/Il/Rockford or visit us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross.