Disaster Alert: Wildfires in California

August 30, 2009

Disaster Alert

California – The fires in Los Angeles has now burned over 35,000 acres. The blaze, which is moving both east and west across the Los Angeles Forest, is threatening communities from Antelope Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County to Altadena and La Canada–Flintridge to the south. Firefighters have issued evacuation orders for hundreds of homes. Several Red Cross Los Angeles chapters are working together to open shelters, serve meals and provide volunteers to neighboring chapters. As of this morning, shelters had been opened at the following locations:

o La Canada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Dr. , La Canada-Flintridge
o Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave.,
   La Canada-Flintridge
o Verdugo Hills High School , 10625 Plainview Ave., Tujunga
o Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Newhall
o Highland High School, 39055 25th St., West Palmdale
   (closing 4 pm 8.30)
o Marie Kerr Park Recreational Building, 39700 30th St., West Palmdale
   (opening 4 pm 8.30)

Equine from evacuations may be taken to Pierce College in Woodland Hills and to Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Small animals may be taken to La Canada High School.


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