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

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Facebook Posts

21 minutes ago

CAL FIRE

New Incident: #ShadyFire off Airport Boulevard and Shady Lane in Thermal, southwest of Coachella (Riverside County) is 135 acres and 5% contained. www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?4452 ... See MoreSee Less

New Incident: #ShadyFire off Airport Boulevard and Shady Lane in Thermal, southwest of Coachella (Riverside County) is 135 acres and 5% contained. http://www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?4452

23 hours ago

CAL FIRE

‪On #ArmedForcesDay , we want to thank all the brave individuals serving in the armed forces and give special recognition to the National Guard who have assisted us with wildfire prevention projects across California this year, as pictured below.‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪On #ArmedForcesDay , we want to thank all the brave individuals serving in the armed forces and give special recognition to the National Guard who have assisted us with wildfire prevention projects across California this year, as pictured below.‬

 

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Heroes you are!!🇺🇸❤️💙 stay safe!

As someone in the California National Guard I would like to thank all the firefighters for keeping our families and homes safe as we are deployed. To us you are heroes! Thank you 🙏🏻

Bless all!!

Heroes, all ✨📿☮️🙏

Heroes, all ✨📿☮️🙏

how about some acknowledgement for the prisoners that fight the fires for a pittance, and are prevented from a career in firefighting?

These nice folks prescribe burn 12+ Million Acres every year. Wildfire ain't nothin' compared to government subsidized arson. www.prescribedfire.net/

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2 days ago

CAL FIRE

As you continue to work on your defensible space, keep in mind that equipment used the wrong way can still unintentionally cause dangerous sparks. Make sure to only use your lawn mower on green grass and never when it’s windy or excessively dry! www.readyforwildfire.org/Equipment-Use/ ... See MoreSee Less

As you continue to work on your defensible space, keep in mind that equipment used the wrong way can still unintentionally cause dangerous sparks. Make sure to only use your lawn mower on green grass and never when it’s windy or excessively dry! http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Equipment-Use/

 

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Get it done this week !

God Damnit Bobby!

Watch those unattended barbecues too!

⚠️Metal blades could hit rocks hiding in the grass.⚠️

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Please join us in recognizing the many sacrifices CAL FIRE’s peace officers and our law enforcement partners make each and every day in their tireless efforts to protect the citizens of California. #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us in recognizing the many sacrifices CAL FIRE’s peace officers and our law enforcement partners make each and every day in their tireless efforts to protect the citizens of California. #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay

 

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Thank you.

Thank you to all the Peace Officers!

Amen

Thank you for your service💝

✨🙏📿☮️

Ozone instantly kills your body's Biochemical Cells, MicroOrganisms & Bacteria on contact. They die from loss of cytoplasm & loss of cell respiration. Your body stops making enough Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and you lose ability to use & store energy. Breathing becomes difficult or impossible. El ozono instantáneamente mata las células bioquímicas de tu cuerpo al contacto. Los microorganismos y bacterias de su cuerpo mueren por la pérdida de citoplasma y la pérdida de la respiración celular. Su cuerpo deja de producir suficiente trifosfato de adenosina (ATP) y pierde su capacidad de usar y almacenar energía. La respiración se vuelve difícil si no imposible. www.lenntech.com/biocides.htm#ixzz5ZkRyKEe2

God bless & thank you for all

Thank You 🙏🏻

God Bless and Thank You for all u do for us prayers and hugs to family and friends who have lost a loved one thank you for your service

Mono Lake yesterday

Ground Level Ozone Wednesday

Thursday Air Quality Forecast

Ground Level Ozone The o3 Ozone Problem When you burn fossil fuel [ #BurnPiles, etc.] you make Nitrogen Oxides or NOx. You also make Volatile Orgamic Compounds or VOCs. Scientists know that NOx & VOCs are chemical precursers to o3 Ozone poison gas. Any daytime ultraviolet rays spontaneously chemically convert NOx & VOC into the ground-level o3 Ozone poison gas. From EPA documents. www3.epa.gov/region1/airquality/oz_prob.html Ozono a nivel del suelo El problema del ozono o3 Cuando se quema combustible fósil [#BurnPiles, etc.] se producen óxidos de nitrógeno o NOx. Usted también hace compuestos orgánicos volátiles o compuestos orgánicos volátiles. Los científicos saben que los NOx y VOC son precursores químicos del gas venenoso O3 Ozone. Cualquier rayo ultravioleta diurno convierte químicamente de manera espontánea NOx y VOC en el gas venenoso de ozono o3 a nivel del suelo. De los documentos de la EPA. www3.epa.gov/region1/airquality/oz_prob.html

Airnow.gov

In memory of Larry Graft #MendocinoUnitLEO

💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

Thank you for your service and commitment!

God bless and protect you all. Prayers for those and the families of the ones we’ve lost. 🙏🏻🇺🇸🌹

Thank you for all your services. Stay safe. Praying for all .

✨🙏📿☮️

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 0115 May 16, 2019 SMOKE: Mexico/Gulf of Mexico... Fire activity remains high across central-southern Mexico. A large area of moderate-to-heavy density smoke covers most of central-southern Mexico. The plume extends towards the west over the Pacific Ocean off southern Mexico and to the north-northeast covering the southern half of Gulf of Mexico and reaching Cuba. Heavy smoke concentration dominates the central Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, the western Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf of Honduras. Central-Northern Great Plains/Minnesota... Numerous fires could be seen this afternoon across Minnesota, eastern North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. A few moderate-density smoke plumes were observed in Minnesota moving towards the northwest, while a large plume composed of light density smoke from scattered fire activity covers much of the central and northern Great Plains. Florida Panhandle A few plumes of moderate density were seen over the Florida panhandle this afternoon. The plumes were dispersing towards the south-southwest and over the Gulf of Mexico. WS THIS TEXT PRODUCT IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO DESCRIBE SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF SMOKE ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE FIRES AND SMOKE WHICH HAS BECOME DETACHED FROM THE FIRES AND DRIFTED SOME DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE SOURCE FIRE. TYPICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF ONE OR MORE DAYS. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VIEW A GRAPHIC DEPICTION OF THESE AND OTHER PLUMES WHICH ARE LESS EXTENSIVE AND STILL ATTACHED TO THE SOURCE FIRE IN VARIOUS GRAPHIC FORMATS ON OUR WEB SITE: JPEG: www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/currenthms.jpg GIS: ftp://satpsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/FIRE/HMS/GIS/ KML: www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/fire.kml (fire) www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/smoke.kml (smoke) ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE SENT TO: SSDFireTeam@noaa.gov Unless otherwise indicated: Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery. Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed. A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included. Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.

Thank ALL OF YOU

Lest we forget

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5 days ago

CAL FIRE

#BorderFire [final] off Tin Can Canyon along the border in Otay Mesa (San Diego County) is now 100% contained at 22 acres. twitter.com/CALFIRESANDIEGO ... See MoreSee Less

#BorderFire [final] off Tin Can Canyon along the border in Otay Mesa (San Diego County) is now 100% contained at 22 acres. https://twitter.com/CALFIRESANDIEGO

 

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Thank you

CONTAIN is good.

Thank you! Saw smoke today all the way over in La Quinta.

Thank you firefighters

Thank you((💙))

Wonder how it started...used to live in SD and the area is covered with trails that illegal border crossers use and wouldn't be surprised if it was started on purpose...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 DESCRIPTIVE TEXT NARRATIVE FOR SMOKE/DUST OBSERVED IN SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH 0220Z May 15, 2019 SMOKE: Mexico/Central America/Gulf of Mexico... Fire activity remains high across central-southern Mexico. A large area of moderate-to-heavy density smoke covers most of central-southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and northwest Honduras. The plume extends to west for approximately 200 miles over the Pacific ocean waters off southern Mexico, to the east over the Gulf of Honduras, and to the north-northeast over the majority of the Gulf of Mexico. Low and variable winds continue to favor smoke entrapment in the region, with pockets of heavy smoke concentration covering the Gulf of Honduras, the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Tabasco, and the western Gulf of Mexico. South-Central Canada/Minnesota/Dakotas... Fire activity remains high across the Dakotas and into Minnesota, with a large concentration of fires extending north into south-central Canada. Smoke appeared light and in addition to individual plumes, covered the entire region in-between clouds. Cloud activity has prevented much of the smoke from being visible besides in cloud breaks. Coastal Southeast U.S... Small plumes of light to medium density smoke were visible between breaks in cloud activity reaching from southeastern Alabama, across Georgia and into the Carolinas. Cloud activity prevented some smoke from being visible, but between clouds some light plumes heading southeast were visible. Plumes within the Carolinas extended southeast off of the coast and into the Atlantic Ocean. JL THIS TEXT PRODUCT IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO DESCRIBE SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF SMOKE ASSOCIATED WITH ACTIVE FIRES AND SMOKE WHICH HAS BECOME DETACHED FROM THE FIRES AND DRIFTED SOME DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE SOURCE FIRE. TYPICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF ONE OR MORE DAYS. AREAS OF BLOWING DUST ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VIEW A GRAPHIC DEPICTION OF THESE AND OTHER PLUMES WHICH ARE LESS EXTENSIVE AND STILL ATTACHED TO THE SOURCE FIRE IN VARIOUS GRAPHIC FORMATS ON OUR WEB SITE: JPEG: www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/currenthms.jpg GIS: ftp://satpsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/FIRE/HMS/GIS/ KML: www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/fire.kml (fire) www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/land/fire/smoke.kml (smoke) ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PRODUCT SHOULD BE SENT TO: SSDFireTeam@noaa.gov Unless otherwise indicated: Areas of smoke are analyzed using GOES-EAST and GOES-WEST Visible satellite imagery. Only a general description of areas of smoke or significant smoke plumes will be analyzed. A quantitative assessment of the density/amount of particulate or the vertical distribution is not included. Widespread cloudiness may prevent the detection of smoke even from significant fires.

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I found my knife in my rubble of Paradise.
#CampFire
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So it's 820am and I'm up here dancing with a bunch of strangers to house music. Thank you camp EDC #CampFire

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