The City of Ashland will open The Grove as a daytime respite center for people to escape the smoke.

The City of Ashland will open The Grove as a daytime respite center for people to escape the smoke.

The Grove, at 1195 E. Main St., will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, through Monday, Aug. 5.

No animals are permitted and no services will be provided, organizers said. The Grove will be staffed by volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team.