Red Cross Opens Shelter In Mannford, Closes Sand Springs Shelter


Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 2:08 pm
By: News On 6


The Red Cross opened a shelter in Mannford and closed its shelter in Sand Springs.  The new location is the First United Methodist Church at 100 East Greenwood in Mannford.

Two other Red Cross shelters in Cushing and Lexington remain open.

Mannford
First United Methodist Church
100 E. Greenwood Avenue

Cushing
Cushing Senior Center
203 East Cherry

Lexington
Slaughterville First Baptist Church
10101 60th Street

The Red Cross says it has recorded more than 230 overnight stays in its shelters since the weekend. They've also served more than 1,900 meals.

Meanwhile, the state Forestry Office says over 30 fire departments have been in Creek County since the weekend.

Firefighters are still working hot spots as they monitor the situation from their command post at the intersection of state Highways 33 and 48.

Slightly more than 58,000 acres have burned in Creek County and officials say as the temperature rises, the risk of more fires also rises.

8/6/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Wildfire Evacuees Find Refuge At Red Cross Shelters