Posted: Jul 31, 2013 2:57 PM by Katy Harris
The Moose Meadows Fire has driven as many as 20 evacuees to the Red Cross shelter in Philipsburg.
There are about 20 people relying on the shelter for dinner. About 15 people are having lunch at the facility. This morning, six people showed up for breakfast. About seven evacuees were sleeping in the Granite High School gym for shelter, but many have left town.
"We'll probably be housing people overnight at least through Friday and probably doing meals and comfort station where people can come in, have snacks, coffee, juice, at least through Sunday. A lot will depend on the weather today and tomorrow, our big weather days," Red Cross government liaison Alice Brace said.
The Red Cross will update its plans to keep the shelter on Friday. As long as there are evacuations and people in need, the shelter will stay at Granite High School.
There will be a public meeting at Granite High School on Friday. Anyone seeking information about the Moose Meadows Fire is welcome to attend. The meeting will be at 9 a.m. A fire public information officer will be on hand to give information. The officer will also bring maps to explain the status of the fire.