Casino opens facilities to fire evacuees – Red Bluff Daily News

RED BLUFF — A casino is offering shelter to fire evacuees and their animals and a charitable organization has established a relief fund in response to the Camp Fire, which has destroyed the town of Paradise and prompted tens of thousands to evacuate.

Rolling Hills Casino has made its RV park and equestrian center available to evacuees of the Camp Fire.

Evacuees may stay at the RV park for up to three days at no charge, according to a press release issued Friday by the casino. In addition, those with animals are able to utilize the stables at the equestrian center on site.

Space at both facilities is available on a first come, first served basis. To inquire about availability, call 528-3586 for the RV park and 366-6386 for the equestrian center.

As of Friday afternoon, the Camp Fire was at 70,000 acres and 5 percent containment, according to Cal Fire. There were five confirmed fatalities. An estimated 2,000 structures had been destroyed and 15,000 were threatened.

“We are always ready to help our neighbors in times of need”, said Steve Neely, general manager. “We hope that by opening the RV park and equestrian center during this difficult time we can alleviate some of their stress.”

In July, the casino opened its facilities to evacuees of the Carr Fire that burned in Redding and displaced thousands.

Relief fund

The United Way of Northern California has established the NorCal Disaster Relief Fund to aid victims of the Camp Fire.

Donations will be used to provide emergency cash and other forms of emergency assistance to people who lost their homes, and to support UWNC’s general disaster response as needs are further identified, said Larry Olmstead, president and CEO.

To make a donation, text BUTTEFIRE to 91999, or visit www.norcalunitedway.org and click the “Donate” button.

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