August 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
The American Red Cross continues to operate wildfire evacuation shelters due to wildfires affecting thousands of acres in Central and Southern Oregon.
The Red Cross is operating a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Brookings, Oregon located at Brookings Harbor High School, 625 Pioneer Rd, Brookings, OR 97415 because of the Chetco Bar Fire, which has burned more than 10,000 acres.
In Central Oregon, Red Cross disaster responders continue to assist people affected by the Nena Springs Wildfire near Warm Springs, OR and the Milli Fire near Sister, OR. Together these fires have burned about 50,000 acres.
The Red Cross shelter in Warm Springs remains open at the Warm Springs Community Center, 2200 Hollywood Blvd, Warm Springs, OR.
The Red Cross shelter in Sisters remains open at Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR. The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.
At all shelters, individuals and families affected by the wildfires and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help and information.
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 redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.