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Bakersfield Red Cross opens evacuation center for families effected by Bear Valley Springs fire

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 16:44:36-04

Bakersfield, Calif., June 22, 2016 — The American Red Cross of Kern County has opened an evacuation center for residents affected by the ongoing Frontier Fire. The evacuation center is located at the Monroe Continuation School, 126 S. Snyder Ave., Tehachapi, CA, 93561.

Media may be allowed in the evacuation center or shelter at the discretion of the shelter manager. Please check in at the registration desk upon arrival for more information.

If evacuation orders remain in place overnight, the Red Cross is prepared to transition to a full shelter operation.

“Right now our volunteers are making sure that these families have an immediate, safe place to go,” said Red Cross Executive Director Barry Falke, “But our disaster teams are ready to provide lodging, hot meals, water, hygiene items, health services, and comfort for anyone impacted by this fire.”

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 http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire to learn more.

The Red Cross is able to provide disaster relief services during wildfire season thanks to the generosity of the community. The best way to help current wildfire evacuees is through a financial donation. Visit redcross.org to make an online donation to your local chapter. Follow the local Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook for additional preparedness tips and real time disaster response updates.

 

-courtesy American Red Cross of Bakersfield