Middletown Rancheria uses casino to offer shelter to fire evacuees

The Middletown Rancheria owns and operates the Twin Pine Casino and Hotel in Middletown, California. Photo by Dale Higgins

Middletown Rancheria is offering housing and other services for victims of a major fire in California.

The Twin Pine Casino and Hotel has been turned into an evacuation shelter for the Clayton Fire. Survivors can go to the Twin Pine Casino Event Center on the reservation for support. The Salvation Army is on site and is providing three meals a day, the casino said on Facebook.

The Clayton Fire has destroyed more than 300 structures, including 190 single-family homes, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department. Authorities believe it was intentionally set and a 40-year-old man is in custody, according to news reports.

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