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Lyft Helps Wildfire Evacuees by Offering Free Rides to Safety Centers

Evacuees can use the code "LASAFERIDES" to get to an evacuation center

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    In an effort to offer assistance to those affected by the major wildfires in Southern California, Lyft is offering free rides to evacuees.

    Evacuees can use the code "LASAFERIDES" to receive a free ride up to $40 to any evacuation center. The rideshare company said it aims to expand their list of centers as more are made available.

    Five major wildfires flared through various parts of SoCal beginning Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 after a brush fire, dubbed Thomas Fire, sparked near Ventura and gradually grew to 96,000 acres.

    Mulitple fire agencies from as far as the Bay Area responded to battle the numerous, destructive fires that have devastated structures, forced thousands to evacuate and killed wildlife and pets that were unable to flee.

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