Shelter opens for military families, DOD employees

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While the military has been providing firefighting support for much of the last couple days, Fort Carson now announced it'll be helping in another way.

Fort Carson opens shelter for military evacuees

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The Fort Carson Youth Center is open as a shelter for military Families and Department of Defense civilians who have evacuated due to the southern Colorado fires.

The center is located at 1518 Ware Street, Building 5950. Pets are welcome, but the center asks pet owners to bring their own kennels, leashes, food and feeding bowls.

The center can house up to 100 people and is available on a first come, first served basis. To contact the center please call 526-2794 526-2680.

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at (719) 526-4143/7525 or (719) 524-2446. After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.

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