Center for Victims of Baldwin Hills Blaze Open Today

An emergency service center for victims of the Baldwin Hills fire will remain open at least through today, a spokesman for the American Red Cross said.

Only two of the 50 fire victims who registered with the center on Tuesday, the day of the fire, ended up staying the night, said Tom Horan, a Red Cross spokesman.

"These are mostly middle- and upper-middle-income people," Horan said, "and they have someplace else to go."

Two caseworkers were at the facility Wednesday to help victims find temporary housing, clothing "or whatever their needs are," Horan said, and will also be there between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today. The center is at Dorsey High School, 3537 Farmdale Ave., at the corner of Rodeo Road two blocks east of La Brea Avenue.

Those interested in helping, Horan said, can send contributions earmarked for Baldwin Hills fire victims to the American Red Cross, 2700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90057.

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