Chico Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Opens Up as New Evacuation Shelter

A new shelter has opened up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair St.) in Chico for people displaced by the Camp Fire.

Posted: Dec. 2, 2018 5:42 PM
Updated: Dec. 3, 2018 11:24 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A new shelter has opened up at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (2357 Fair St.) in Chico for people displaced by the Camp Fire.

The Red Cross has three rooms for folks to stay in, one for men, women and families.

They also have an animal shelter for small pets.

A public affairs representative says FEMA is not currently at the shelter but there is a possibility that they may be coming.

This is all an effort to consolidate some shelters around the North State.

"We have folks inside that are choosing to stay in the cots. We also have a lot of people who have chosen to stay in the parking lot area. Between them all, we have about 300 people so far. But we have room for many many more as people seek our services," said Stephen Walsh, a spokesperson for Red Cross. 

The shelter is open 24 hours, and people can register near the entrance of the fairgrounds.

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