The Salvation Army will start a meal service later today at an emergency evacuation center for residents who have been affected by the recent Carr Fire in Shasta County. Teams from The Salvation Army Oroville Corps and Redding Corps have been sent to Shasta High School (2500 Eureka Way, Redding, CA) to provide assistance at the site.
Starting tomorrow, a group from the Roseville Corps will be deployed to Weaverville Elementary School (31020 Hwy 3, Weaverville) to provide meals at that evacuation center.
The Carr Fire started on Monday in Whiskeytown in Shasta County, and since that time, it has already destroyed 20,000 acres.
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