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 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.


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

7 hours ago


#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 90% contained. ... See MoreSee Less

#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 90% contained.


Comment on Facebook

Great job 👍

Great job 👍🏻 Stay safe

Yay! Almost there. Thank you firefighters!

You guys and gals are the best. ❤️

Not sure what this top fan thing is about. Please look after yourselves so flight tracker radar, windy, weather underground, calfire website etc.

You are the true heroes! I hope you know how much you are appreciated! Stay safe and a great big THANK YOU!!!👍👍

Thank you all

Yay! Awesome . Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all. ♥️

I love that Cal Fire posts updates on Facebook!



Keep waiting for 2023 for Gavin to give you extra equipment instead of calling in the Fed

Stay safe!!

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11 hours ago


It is #NationalAviationDay! To celebrate we want to show you a little bit more about the aircraft CAL FIRE uses to help us continue our mission of protecting the people and property of California. Watch the video to learn more about the OV-10 Bronco! ... See MoreSee Less


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Love the Bronco! RIP Linda she was a fantastic Pilot out of Porterville Air Attack as well Rob and Sandy

We appreciate when we see and hear you in sky! Let’s us know that our amazing Calfire crews are on it — and providing our great state the world class fire protection that we are all proud of. We Californians are fortunate to have you all. Be safe the rest of our fire season.

I love those little OV-10 Broncos. They have unique engine sound, alerting me to fires when overhead, and its as cute as can be!

So cool!!! The Bronco!

I love the ov-10 broncos they have a very unique engine sound

Great video 👍


Hi cal fire man

It's also international orangutan day

Patrick Daniels Zachary Jeff Preusser see California is cool 😎

Rod Lambert!

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This is great! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Thank you for all the work you do. Thank you, thank you so much.

Thank you for ur service 🙏🏻♥️

Thank you

Thank you for your service!

God blessed u all an guide 💙

Thank you

I live in Idyllwild, I am well aware!

God Bless all of you and your hard work❤️

Thank you Cal Fire!

Thank you for these updates

Thank you!!

Thank you!

Thank you for all your hard work Cal Fire!👨‍🚒👩‍🚒

Thank you from all your communities!!!!

Great job ~^*^

Thank you for your service!

Love you ALL

Thanks for all you do, stay safe all

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for all you do💕

Great job! Stay safe! From Cincinnati

Thank you for all you do!!

Our firefighters are doing a great job to limit the acreage this year! Continued prayers! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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17 hours ago


#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 75% contained. ... See MoreSee Less

#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 75% contained.


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Thank you to all of you. Kyle ♥️♥️

Thank you firefighters!

Thank you firefighters and all who are battling. Much love and many prayers 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️

NICE WORK!! No increases and that containment is getting up there.. y’all are awesome!! 💪🏼👊🏼🤘🏼

Thank you so much everyone!

Thank you 🙏🏻

♥️”Thank you!” Stay safe ‘n sound! 💞💞

Thanks to all who is battling this fire

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1 day ago


#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 60% contained. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced ... See MoreSee Less

#GainesFire at Mt. Gaines Rd and Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley in Mariposa County is 1,300 acres and 60% contained. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced


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Great Job keeping it contained

Thank You for all the hard work with boots on the ground and angels above! (You're supposed to share the treats we left for you).

Woohoo! Great job👍🏻

Excellent work guys ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Jymi Lynn Friday


Did some flight training today

NormaJean Worcester

Kathleen Walshaw

Thank God for Cal Fire.

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Got some progress on an older piece that's near and dear to my heart. I love my #doggo and remembering good times near the #campfire makes me happy. #WorkinProgress




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