New Carr Fire evacuation shelters open in Weaverville

The Red Cross announced Saturday night they are opening new shelters to accommodate additional evacuees of the Carr Fire in Weaverville. The shelter at Weaverville Elementary School is now closed.

Posted: Jul 28, 2018 8:43 PM

The Red Cross announced Saturday night they are opening new shelters to accommodate additional evacuees of the Carr Fire in Weaverville. The shelter at Weaverville Elementary School is now closed.

A new shelter is open at Trinity High School, 321 Victory Lane, Weaverville, CA, 96093. Evacuees from the elementary school shelter are moving to the Trinity High School site.

In addition, a new shelter is open at Foothill High School, 9733 Deschutes Rd, Palo Cedro, CA, 96073. Carr Fire evacuees can also visit the following Red Cross shelter sites:
* Crosspointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA, 96002
* Simpson University, 2211 College View Dr, Redding, CA, 96003

The shelter at Shasta Community College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA, 96003, is at maximum capacity. No additional clients are being accepted at that site.

Anyone is welcome at Red Cross shelters, including those with service animals. Shelter guests can expect a place to sleep, meals, drinks, snacks, comfort and the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and get information. Red Cross staff is on hand providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, emotional support and spiritual care.

The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and to have an emergency kit ready to go.
Find a shelter by visiting redcross.org or download the free Red Cross Emergency App, which includes wildfire safety tips.

The app is available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

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