TULSA - A number of shelters have opened for residents fleeing burning wildfires.
An evacuation order was given to all of Mannford in Creek County. Those residents have several options:
Residents in and around Drumright in western Creek County should evacuate to the Cushing Senior Center at 203 E. Cherry.
The Tulsa Regional Red Cross is currently operating two shelters, one at the Sand Springs United Methodist Church and another in Pawnee at the First United Methodist Church, located at 800 6th St.
An additional shelter in Berryhill has been opened for overflow from the Sand Springs shelter -- View Acres Baptist Church at 2327 S. 65th W. Ave.
In Tulsa, the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center is open to take wildfire evacuees. They are a equipped with large space, kitchen, water, food and Internet connections and they say they will also accept pets.
The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is helping wildfire evacuees who need food and temporary shelter for their pets. Call the organization at (918) 742-3700 or (918) 625-8188. They have an organization of veterinarians and volunteers ready to help with fostering dogs, cats, horses, guineas, goats and bird. For more information, visit www.animalallianceok.org .
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has opened their tribal community centers for residents of areas affected by the fires in northeastern Oklahoma.
Principal Chief George Tiger says these facilities will be available for 24 hours a day until further notice to anyone as cooling stations and resource referral. Soft drinks, air conditioning and lounging areas will be provided.
For those displaced by the fires and in need of long-term assistance, information will be provided to local Red Cross and other shelters.
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