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How to help the victims of fire in Moab

MOAB (News4Utah)- The community of Moab is rallying together after several families lost their home and property in a wildfire Tuesday night.

City officials reported a dozen structures were affected; eight homes, two garages, and a shop are considered total losses. 

The fire, dubbed the Cinema Court fire, prompted evacuations in the Mill Creek Dr. /Holyoak area. Officials reported the fire was contained around 9 p.m. 

According to officials at Grand County Sheriff's Office, an account has been established to accept monetary donations to benefit those who were impacted by the fire. The account is at Grand County Credit Union -- donations should be made to “Cinema Court Fire.”

"Many within the community have contacted us to inquire about making tangible donations, i.e. household items and clothing. These offers are incredibly generous and very much appreciated, but at this time they are premature. There will be a time for them and when that time comes, we will provide you with information about what is needed and how to donate it," they said.

Those who have been displaced as a result of the fire are asked to head to the Moab Valley Fire Dept. to meet with the American Red Cross for their short-term needs. 

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has requested that anyone who experienced a loss of property in the fire should file a report with their office at 25 South 100 East.

Two local businesses are offering dinners for people displaced: Moab Diner at 189 South Main and Canyonlands by Night at 7:00 p.m. located at 1861 North Hwy 191.

Officials say they are working to establish a unified recovery and cleanup effort but specific details are still being worked out.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates.

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