Camp Fires

Camp Fire Relief

On November 8, 2018 a fast moving fire ignited in Northern California, forcing evacuations of thousands as flames raced across the dry land and burned the equivalent of more than 80 football fields a minute!  Residents clogged roadways as they tried to flee, often getting caught by fast moving flames burning across freeways and city roads.  Hospitals and schools had to be evacuated, at times by helicopter and search and rescue.

As an extremely fast moving fire this situation is quickly evolving. Check back often for updates, to donate, to request donations, and to join our Adopt a Family program.

What's New

Damage assessment continues as residents survey the damage, work with their insurance companies and begin to work with contractors.

​Have You Seen These People?

​The Butte County Sherriff's Office is trying to locate the people who have been reported missing since the Camp Fire. It is suspected that many of these people are okay and simply don't know they've been listed as missing, perhaps staying with friends or somewhere safe. If you know, or are, anyone on this list, please contact the Butte County Sherriff's Office to let them know you are safe. You can contact the staff working the Task Force at 530-538-6570, 530-538-7544, or 530-538-7671.

​See List of Missing Persons Here

Resources for Survivors of Carr Fire

Join our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program™ 

One of the most powerful things we can do for people in the aftermath of disaster is let them know we care and they are not alone. That’s what this program is designed to do.

Our Bear Hugger Adopt a Family Program allows families to adopt other families in need after a disaster. Many times people want to donate to someone specific, someone they feel like they know, someone they can get specific items for.

Below you can register as a family in need or a family who can help. Please register below to be paired with your Bear Hugger family today. 

What to do After a Disaster 

Emergency Food and Water After a Disaster

If you need emergency food and water after a disaster, find an open emergency shelter or listen to local radio or TV for other disaster feeding sites. You can also check with local agencies for food assistance.

If you’re in your home, follow guidelines for food safety after a power outage or flood.

For specific food safety guidelines after a flood visit the USA.gov website and get specific action steps to keep you and your family safe.

Returning Home After a Disaster 

We know you may be tempted, but whatever you do, do NOT attempt to return to your property until your local officials have given the all clear. Though it may feel like it takes forever to get permission to go back, know that local officials want to get you in there just as soon as they are sure that it is safe.

After disasters there are often downed power lines that are hidden under debris, unstable buildings that can fall at any moment, or other hazards you may not be aware of.

Once home, remember disposal is going to be a huge consideration. Keep an eye out for items that will need special forms of disposal. Follow your area’s guidelines for disposing of damaged property.

If your family heirlooms or treasures have been damaged, there are a number of resources for saving them online.

Disaster Relief Assistance

There are several places to look for disaster relief assistance. In addition to your local government you can check the following links:


Tax Relief After a Disaster

Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.


Complaints

If you have a complaint about disaster relief assistance, contact the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General’s Office at 1-800-323-8603.

Make a donation to Camp Fire Relief

Camp Fire by the Numbers

  • 153,336 acres burned
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    100 percent contained
  • 5 firefighters injured on the job
  • 85 fatalities confirmed
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    296 unaccounted for
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    19,090 structures destroyed

Donate now for Camp Fire

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22 hours ago

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From our family to yours, have a safe & happy #Easter. ... See MoreSee Less

From our family to yours, have a safe & happy #Easter.

 

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Happy Easter from St. Helena! Hope you all had a relaxing day!! ❤❤

Happy Easter ! Thanks for all you do for this beautiful state we live in . Stay safe

Happy Easter to all of you and your families. God bless all you do...

Happy Easter to all the wonderful people..thank you for all you do..you are awesome

Happy Easter with gratitude

Have a great holiday weekend!

Happy Easter! 💐💐💐

Happy Easter!!!❤

Happy Easter to you all. Thanks for what you do for us.

Have a Wonderful Easter. Thank you for all you do. 🐣🐰🌸

Happy Easter to you and your families. Thank you for your endless dedication. We are truly blessed to have you!

To all the women and men thank you for all you do Happy Easter

Happy Easter!🐣

Happy Easter🐰

Happy Easter to you All!

Happy Easter, from residents that are trying to help. Clearing our land and have this.

Have a Blessed safe a Happy Easter

HAPPY EASTER YOU TOO! GOD BLESS YOU ALL !!!

Happy Easter to all of you wonderful Heroes

On special days and Every day... Thank You All for your service.

Happy Easter 🐰 ❤️

Happy Easter and God Bless you for all you do.

Happy Easter to all

Happy Easter guys!!❤️

Happy Easter!

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22 hours ago

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From our family to yours, have a happy #Easter. ... See MoreSee Less

From our family to yours, have a happy #Easter.

 

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Happy Easter to you and yours & much thanks n love for all you do! X's

Happy Easter! 💐💐💐

Happy EASTER to you and yours

Happy Easter and blessings to y'all!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to All🌻🌻

Happy Easter 🐇🐰

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter and many blessings to each of you!

Safe Easter, too! 🐰🐣🥚

AMEN

Happy Easter to all of you at CAL FIRE.

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3 days ago

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Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your home's defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/ ... See MoreSee Less

Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your homes defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/

 

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Shaun

No house, no gutters, no problem

Can anyone recommend a good company to apply screens to our gutters, and San Diego?

4 days ago

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CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit
CAL FIRE Southern Region Chief Dan Johnson would like to invite fire agency representatives to attend this year's 89th Southern California Association of Foresters and Fire Wardens Conference at Pilgrim Pines Camp in Oak Glen, CA on May 2 & 3, 2019. Please see WWW.SCAFFW.ORG for more information.
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Looking good, Chief Johnson.

5 days ago

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Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay ... See MoreSee Less

Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay

 

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We've been trying to clear brush so the roles out there just don't have common since !! ? ,&. Yet they're so smart just ask them haha lol ✌🙏💜❤💙💜✌👫

I just printed my "Go Bag" listing, saved from a prior post, to be ready for this fire season...I know I should be ready all year long...perhaps repost for others? It's a great list!

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