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 on this page
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:
- Find out if you qualify for disaster relief by using the address lookup on DisasterAssistance.gov.
- You can also access DisasterAssistance.gov through the FEMA Mobile App.
- Visit FEMA's Individual Disaster Assistance page or read its Help After a Disaster (PDF, Download Adobe Reader) publication.
- Call 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)
- To get help in person, find a Disaster Recovery Center near you with the Disaster Recovery Center locator
Tax Relief After a Disaster
Find out if you qualify for disaster relief on your federal taxes.
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.