TEMECULA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Oceanside is offering 30 days of free self-storage to Southern Californians who have been or will be impacted by the Lilac Fire or Liberty Fire.
Firefighters in Southern California are currently battling six major blazes. The two newest fires are burning in San Diego County and Riverside County. Crews expect the high winds to continue throughout the weekend, fanning the flames and affecting more residents in these areas.
The fires have created a need for Californians, and particularly evacuees, to stow their valuables and other belongings in a secure facility.
"The strong wind gusts are continuing to make this battle tougher for our first responders," said Travis Cochran-Kilman, U-Haul Company of Oceanside president. "Many of our neighbors have been put in harm's way and are in need of help. We want to offer them a safe place to bring their possessions at no charge for 30 days."
Californians seeking assistance should contact the nearest participating U-Haul store:
25086 Jefferson Ave.
Murrieta, CA 92562
27941 Jefferson Ave.
Temecula, CA 92590
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.
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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.