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Rec Center serves as shelter for fire evacuees

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As a wildfire threatened homes nearly 30 miles away, residents in the path of the Rolling Pines fire were offered a place to stay at the Elgin Recreation Center.In response to the fire and the need to provide a shelter for evacuees, the Elgin Recreation Center was activated as an emergency shelter for evacuees who left homes in the fire’s potential path. The Elgin Recreation Center was built in 2018, partially funded by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in order to serve as an emergency shelter during disasters.Meanwhile, Bastrop’s shelter—the Bastrop Community Senior Center, also built to ...

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