Disaster Alert: California Wildfire

August 14, 2009

Red Cross Feeds Evacuees, Firefighters

California - The American Red Cross responds as two wildfires rage in California and force thousands to evacuate their homes.

Red Cross chapters in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz counties have opened shelters to offer safe haven for Californians ordered to evacuate. Partner shelters have also been established to house pets that left threatened areas with owners. Additionally, an Emergency Response Vehicle has been deployed to provide snacks and beverages to firefighters and evacuees on site.

In a wildfire, every second counts. Be informed about threats in your area by visiting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention website.


Jesusita Fire: Shelter Information

May 11, 2009

Shelter location information is subject to change at any time. Please call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) to confirm this information.

American Red Cross Shelter Location:

  • UCSB Multi-Activity Center (Go into UCSB campus off 217, right to Ocean or see map below)

Animal Sheltering:

For immediate updates on the Red Cross and shelter locations go to www.sbredcross.org or call 1-800 Red Cross


Jesusita Wildfire: Online Resources

May 8, 2009

Red Cross Resources:

External Resources


Jesusita Fire: Wildfire Photos 5.5.09

May 7, 2009

>>View the entire photo set from the Santa Barbara County Red Cross


Disaster Alert: Wildfire

May 6, 2009

Disaster Alert

California - A wildfire in Santa Barbara forced evacuations of over 5,000 residents. The Red Cross has placed shelters on standby.

Responding chapters


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