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News Release
Red Cross Shelter Remains Open; Clean-up Supplies to be Distributed - 03/13/18

The American Red Cross continues to operate a shelter for individuals and families displaced by a large fire which broke out yesterday in NE Portland.

Last night, approximately 145 people sought refuge in the Red Cross shelter, operated in partnership with Multnomah County. It is estimated that approximately 450-500 people remain under mandatory evacuation orders and the shelter, located at 1415 SE 122nd Ave. in Portland, will remain open as long as there is a need.

This afternoon, the Red Cross will begin distributing free clean-up supplies at the shelter site. Residents and business owners within the area surrounding the fire have been advised to clean exposed surfaces and clothing.

Clean-up supplies include a bucket, gloves, a mop and other cleaning products to aid people in the area of the fire to clean their homes and businesses exposed to ash and other contaminants.

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