Army responds to Weed Fire

The Salvation Army opened a temporary assistance center for victims of the Boles Fire yesterday in coordination with the City of Weed, CalFire and local law enforcement. The Army is distributing food, clothing, household goods and other items to those who displaced by the disaster.

According to CalFire’s Siskiyou Unit, the Boles Fire is currently 90 percent contained. The blaze has burned 479 acres and destroyed 150 structures since it broke out on September 15. The cause is currently under investigation.

Firefighters are improving containment lines and continuing mop up and overhaul work within the fire perimeter, CalFire reports. Damage Assessment Teams and utility crews are currently assessing and repairing damaged equipment and infrastructure in the town of just 2,967.

This center will remain open until a Multi Agency Local Assistance Center is established to provide further assistance to those affected. The address of the temporary assistance center is 550 Park Street, Weed, CA 96094-2358.

Other cooperating agencies include: CHP, CAL TRANS, Pacific Power and Light, Weed City PD, Yreka PD, Mt. Shasta PD, Siskiyou County Sheriff, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES, United Way and the American Red Cross.  

At this time, further in-kind donations are not being requested.

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