Red Cross closes evacuation center for Beckwourth Complex Fire; assistance still offered for those affected

The evacuation center for residents affected by the Beckwourth Complex fire is currently closed. Anyone needing additional services can call (800) RED CROSS ((800) 733-2767). We had a few residents stop by for assistance, but no one needing overnight care.

 

Preparedness

We urge residents in and around the Beckwourth fire to maintain preparedness in case the need to evacuate arises. Have your disaster kit ready and check with local officials for the latest information about evacuations.

Key items to include in your kit are personal protective equipment, prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and a digital copy of important documents. Don’t forget to bring special items for family members who have unique needs or for children, such as diapers, formula and toys.

The Red Cross offers a series of free mobile apps to put lifesaving safety information in the palm of your hand. Download these apps by searching for “American Red Cross” in your app store or at redcross.org/apps.

The Red Cross Emergency App can help keep you and your loved ones safe by putting vital information in your hand for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, including wildfires.

 

About the American Red Cross

     The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or tag us on @RedCrossNevada or visit our pages at FB | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram.