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

Facebook Posts

3 hours ago

CAL FIRE

New Incident: #IronGateFire off Deer Run Road, east of Iron Gate Reservoir in Siskiyou County is 10 acres and 40% contained. ... See MoreSee Less

New Incident: #IronGateFire off Deer Run Road, east of Iron Gate Reservoir in Siskiyou County is 10 acres and 40% contained.

 

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Stay Safe! Prayers Continue! Grateful for all of your hard work!

John Knipe Jr.

Praying everyone stays safe. Thank you firefighters. God bless all

God bless Cal fire 🔥

15 hours ago

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All dads are heroes, ours just happen to wear a uniform. #HappyFathersDay from CAL FIRE! ... See MoreSee Less

All dads are heroes, ours just happen to wear a uniform. #HappyFathersDay from CAL FIRE!

 

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Happy Father's Day to you guys too 🎉

I appreciate all the Fathers who are Fire Fighters that leave their kids to fight fires. Thank you for your time and efforts to keep everyone safe, all while your family is home waiting for your safe return. Thank your children for sharing you. Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day all Cal Fire Dad's!

Happy Father's Day to all the men of Cal Fire. You have a safe and great day.

Happy father's day to all of you and thank you. Stay safe out there.

Happy father’s day Cal fire thank you for all you do

Happy Fathers Day yo all of you everywhere. Sending love and prayers 💛

Happy father's day to all dad's and may God bless and guide you to safety always .

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Happy Fathers Day to all Cal Fire Dads!

Happy Fathers Day Cal Fire. We love n appreciate you all.

And very humble

Do any fire departments in California have a job of reserve volunteer firefighter?

Happy Fathers Day my son Javi Perez

Thank you for everything!

Mel Bullock

Not all dads are hero’s. I’m 37’and haven’t seen mine since I was 12. 😕

Happy Fathers Day yo all of you everywhere. Sending love and prayers 💛

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1 day ago

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New Incident: #32Fire off Humboldt Road about one-half mile down from Highway 32 in Butte County is 17 acres and 100% contained. ... See MoreSee Less

New Incident: #32Fire off Humboldt Road about one-half mile down from Highway 32 in Butte County is 17 acres and 100% contained.Image attachment

 

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So happy it's 100% contained THANK YOU

Thank you for your service firefighters

Great job! Stay safe!

Outstanding Job Guy's!!!🇺🇸🚒🚒🚓

Thank you CAL FIRE - you rock! This was a little too close to home.

Great job!

Good job. Thanks for your hard work.

The last fire we saw that started on Humboldt Rd went all the way to Butte college. Glad they got it handled!

Good job!!

Thank you💛

Thank you((💙))

Way to go!!

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1 day ago

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#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 100% contained. Forward spread stopped. twitter.com/calfiresku ... See MoreSee Less

#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 100% contained. Forward spread  stopped.  https://twitter.com/calfiresku

 

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Thank you firefighters!

Thank You So Much!

Thankyou for your hard work CalFire!!

Thank you💛

Thank you!

Fast work all of you. Thanks

Thank you((💙))

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2 days ago

CAL FIRE

Here is a highlight reel of the new and improved Southern Region headquarters! This facility will provide the technology and space necessary to support CAL FIRE’s southern region. Still want to learn more? Check out the full video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O4kP_zBLco&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

 

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This is what’s needed in today’s fire environment. Well done!

This is what’s needed in today’s fire environment. Well done!

Can't believe it finally happened!

This was my Dad’s dream when he was chief.

Must be a bitch dispatching all those agencies.

😎👍

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