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Red Cross reaching out to Central Oregon wildfire areas

As a series of wildfires burn across central Oregon, the American Red Cross is preparing to open shelters for area residents and visitors. Several outreach teams will be canvassingthe Three Rivers area, Warm Springs and Prineville, to distribute bottled water and wildfire preparedness information today, July 19.

Red Cross Cascades Regional Disaster Program Officer Cara Sloman has been overseeing Red Cross response for the wildfires, encompassing shelter and operations near the Waterman Complex fires near Prineville and Mitchell, the Bridge 99 fires near Sisters and the Shaniko Butte fire near Warm Springs.