LINCOLN, Neb. -- With thousands needing a place to go following wildfires in southeast Nebraska, a capital city school has opened its doors. 

Lincoln Southwest High School was used as an evacuation center for the many forced from their homes due to wildfires. 

The American Red Cross and Salvation Army were both sent to the scene to help with whatever evacuees might need. 

Emergency officials had been asking for the evacuations, and urged travelers to avoid traveling south of Saltillo Road. Emergency officials confirmed to 10/11 News NOW that there were three different wildfires that were being fought simultaneously.