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Evacuation shelter opens for Agua Fire

MARIPOSE— The Central Valley Red Cross is opening an evacuation shelter at New Life Christian Fellowship (5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338) for evacuees affected by the Agua Fire in Mariposa.

Evacuation order: Tout Agua Fria Rd and Gold Leaf Rd

Fire Advisory Area: (this is not an evacuation order, it is simply to notify residents of the area of ​​the potential need to evacuate if conditions change, allowing them to start preparing). Mt. Bullion CutOff, Hwy 140 from Agua Fria to Bumgardner Rd, Live Oak Rd, Yaqui Gulch Rd from Hwy 140 to Live Oak Rd.

ROAD CLOSURES:

Agua Fria Path

Highway 140 from Yaqui Gulch to Hummingbird Ln.

Gold leaf path.

Evacuated residents are encouraged to bring the following for each family member: prescription and other emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, infant formula, and toys, should be brought along with other items for family members who may have other needs.

Red Cross shelters are open to anyone in need, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or citizenship status. All disaster assistance is free.

FIRE SAFETY Be prepared to evacuate at any time and obey all evacuation orders from authorities. Follow these steps (time permitting):

  • Close all doors and windows. Remove flammable blinds and curtains and close metal shutters.
  • Move flammable furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors.
  • Turn off the gas at the meter; turn off the nightlights. Turn off the air conditioning.
  • Pick up flammable objects outside the house and bring them inside (garden furniture, toys, garbage cans).
  • Turn off propane tanks. Move propane barbecue appliances away from structures.
  • Do not leave sprinklers on or water running, they can affect critical water pressure.
  • Back your loaded car into the driveway and keep all doors and windows closed.
  • Make sure your emergency supply kit is in your vehicle.
  • Locate your pets and take them with you.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and comforts disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/centralcalifornia or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @CCRRedCross.