Posted: Oct 23, 2012 4:08 PM by Andy Koen
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 4:55 PM
Volunteers with the American Red Cross are opening emergency shelters in Florence and Pueblo to aid the people who have been evacuated by the fire burning near Wetmore.
A trailer with food and other supplies is en route to the shelter in Florence which is located in an auxiliary gymnasium at the First Southern Baptist Church at 303 E. 3rd Street. A Red Broad reception center is also being opened at the Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford in Pueblo.
The Canon City Rodeo Grounds have been designated as an evacuation point for large animals. Red Cross volunteers are working to establish a shelter for pets and small animals.