Jesse Turner Center Serving as Shelter for Blue Cut Fire Evacuees
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Fontana, Calif. – The American Red Cross with the support from the City of Fontana and the San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services established the Jesse Turner Center located at 15556 Summit Avenue as a 24-hour evacuation site for those displaced by the Blue Cut Fire. The 43,000 square-foot center serves as a regional facility designed to meet the needs of the community with a variety of amenities including showers, technology rooms,a fitness room and a full catering kitchen. The American Red Cross is not accepting any on-site donations. Instead, the Red Cross encourages those who want to make a donation or contribution to download the Red Cross App or call 1-800-Red Cross and reference the Blue Cut Fire.
- Until further notice the Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Center is only open to pre-scheduled activities (Tiny Tots, Contract Classes, and Fitness Membership) All other areas are temporary closed due to the facility being designated as a Red Cross Evacuation Site.
- Any evacuee in need of assistance will be directed to the Red Cross staff wearing the red vests on site.
- The facility has received a high volume of calls regarding the location status of specific evacuees. Red Cross can not release any information regarding the location of the evacuees for confidentiality reasons. The Red Cross advises individuals seeking information regarding loved ones to register online at the Red Cross Safe and Well System at safeandwell.org.
- The Jesse Turner Center will be an evacuation site as long as necessary.
- Individuals with large livestock are asked to take their animals to the San Bernardino County Glen Helen Regional Park.
- For evacuation drop-off locations for pets, contact the San Bernardino County Animal Services at 1-800-472-5609
- As of 4 p.m. 110 individuals and families had checked-in to the Jesse Turner Center. The center can accommodate approximately 500 individuals.