Six Rivers Fire Evacuation Shelter Set Up in Willow Creek

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif.(KIEM) Hundreds of residents remain evacuated in both Humboldt and Trinity counties due to the Six Rivers Fires.

The evacuation warnings continue in the four main areas of Willow Creek, Friday Ridge, Salyer, and Trinity Village. A Red Cross overnight evacuation shelter has been set up at the Trinity Valley Elementary School, located at 730 highway 96, Willow Creek for evacuees displaced by the fire.

“We also provide those necessities the food, the water, the shelter. We provide cots. We will make sure that you have what you need. If you’ve lost your medication, if you’ve lost any durable medical equipment, we can have you speak to the nurse and the nurse will be able to assist you in helping retrieve those items,” said Angie Irmer, the Red Cross Regional Shelter Manager.

Evacuee Hedi Card says that she left her home in Salyer Saturday morning. 

“We left our home Saturday, but Thursday evening was when everything started going chaotic and by Friday it was just blown out of proportion. So we left Saturday evening trying to, you know, take care of everything that needed to be taken care of before we left and take the pets and go to a campsite.”

Emergency services advise that if you are under an evacuation warning, you take the necessary steps to be packed and prepared to leave your home.

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