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

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5 days ago


Please see below for important flood information.Voluntary evacuation warning: Amorose, Alberhill, Glen Ivy A, Glen Ivy B, Glen Eden, Grace, Horsethief A, Laguna A, Matri, McVicker A, Rice, Withrow A. People in these zones SHOULD GO NOW – this is the safest time to leave. Lake Elsinore - City HallRivCoReady #HolyFloodWatch ... See MoreSee Less

Please see below for important flood information.


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These poor people! Hope everyone takes this seriously and stays safe.

Damn, I was hoping the rains would be light enough to soak in or not cause problems. Hope they rain backs off a few days to let things calm down.

Just got this...a little late.

Praying for safety for all of those effected.


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6 days ago

Camp Fire Paradise Info 2018

Amazing, try reading this without crying.Madison’s parents were unable to get home to him when the Camp Fire spread. They hoped and prayed he would be OK. When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood....Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home. Never give up!!

Photos Courtesy of Andrea Gaylord. Shayla Sullivan ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for your dedication to the Camp Fire pets. Shayla is the rescuer who fed and watered Madison after the fire and storm that followed. See Shayla’s comment below for more details about Madison's story.
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Amazing, try reading this without crying.

6 days ago


Chief Ken Pimlott was recognized by the Rural County Representatives of California today for his service as Director of CAL FIRE. We would like to thank Chief Pimlott for his commitment to our organization and congratulate him on this honor.Today, the #RCRC Board of Directors honored CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott, as he retires after more than 30 years of service with #CALFIRE. Over the years, Chief Pimlott and his team have been instrumental in bringing #California’s rural counties into the #forestry discussion and working directly with RCRC members to help communities become more fire safe.
#ruralca #cacounties #chiefpimlott @ Rural County Representatives of California
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Chief Ken Pimlott was recognized by the Rural County Representatives of California today for his service as Director of CAL FIRE. We would like to thank Chief Pimlott for his commitment to our organization and congratulate him on this honor.Image attachment


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Congratulations! Thank you and enjoy your well earned retirement!

Thank you for your service.

Thank you.

if he accepted the honor on behalf of all of the "smoke eaters" then job well done. if not...

Congratulations Sir. Well deserved .

Mission Complete.

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Watch: Protestors read the names of the 85 people killed in the #CampFire in PG&E's lobby.

Green energy advocates just entered @PGE4Me lobby where they plan to hold a rally demanding the utility company to be held responsible of the deaths during #CampFire @KQEDnews

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