That’s just not true, Wilson said.

“Walmart is not kicking anyone out and Walmart has not set a deadline,” she said. “We are happy to have been able to support the community. We have associates that have lost their homes and loved ones.”

The company is, however, “concerned about the health and safety of everyone there,” she added. It’s forecast to rain in the area in coming days, she said and “with the weather coming it is not a good place to be long term.” The store is encouraging “everyone to move as soon as possible to a place that is safe and out of the elements.” More shelter space has opened at a local fairgrounds to house the people who have been staying in the Walmart parking lot.

The fires are confirmed to have killed more than 70 people, hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and more than 1,000 people are still missing.

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