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Red Cross Shelter Transitions Into Help Center

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(credit: CBS)

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GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

CONIFER, Colo. (CBS4) – A Red Cross shelter for victims of the Lower North Fork Fire has quickly transitioned into a help center.

Victims can get help with anything from counseling and supplies, to insurance claims and updates on evacuated areas.

The help center is at the West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer. Several insurance companies have set up mobile offices were victims can get claims started and even get reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses if they were under a mandatory evacuation.

“So many people unfortunately lost everything from their house to the belongings in their house and there is a lot that they have to replenish to get back on their feet,” said Donald Rosier, Jefferson County Commissioner

The center offers fire updates a few times a day for fire victims. It will stay open as long as needed, even if it has to move to a new location when students are back in school.

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