California Wildfires

California Wildfires

On November 8, 2018 several wildfires sparked across Northern and Southern California. While they continue to burn out of control it is suspected that hundreds, if not thousands, of homes have burned.

Recent reports suggest there are hundreds of people still missing and unaccounted for. Twitter is active with people looking for missing loved ones. Facebook has pages and groups dedicated to reuniting families and their pets. 

The destruction is hard to comprehend, it is so widespread and so devastating.

Check back often for updates, to donate, to request donations, and to join our Adopt a Family program.

Make a donation to California Fire Relief

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5 days ago

CAL FIRE

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. www.RivCoReady.org/StormReady 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.

Praying

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6 days ago

CAL FIRE

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.
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#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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2 weeks ago

CAL FIRE

Please see below for more information on being escorted into the evacuation order areas of Paradise, Magalia, and Concow.Due to the large number of public requests for escorts into the evacuation order areas of Paradise, Magalia and Concow, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and Paradise Police Department have established a process to provide law enforcement escorts for critical needs. New procedures have been established
to minimize confusion and provide better service to our community. #ButteSheriff #CampFire
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Please see below for more information on being escorted into the evacuation order areas of Paradise, Magalia, and Concow.Image attachment

 

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I HAVE SUGESTION ABOUT. A WEEL SYSTEM HAS SUPER POWERFUL PUMPS AND WELLS 1000 FEET DOWN AND FIRE NSOSEL SHOTS WATE HUNDERS OF FEET AND POWER ON 3 DICONT SORCES A WELL FOR EACH SUPER SHIP BAIRD TYPE AND ON STAND BAY. OR. SOME ONE TO ACAVET MOMENTS NOTES. OR. GRT TP. AND SYSTIM FOR TOWNS. SHOTING THE WATE UP. LIKA MONSON. OR. SAME SHIT GOING TO HAPIN. ITS NOT COMPACED. YOUR NORTHERN CALIFORNANS YOUR NOT DOME PEOPLE. IM IN CLEAR LAKE IOWA AND I WAS BORN IN SAN DIEGO AND GREW UP IN SAN MATEO COUNTY. MY NAME IS ROBERT MARTIN COLE. I WENT TO HILLSD9 High in San Mateo 129

IM HOPING SOME ONE READS THIS AND EXPLANE. TO. GOV BROWN. LINDA SAID GERRY WAS. NO GOOD. HA. HA. LINDA RONSTAD. DARN PARKISONS DEASE. I KNOW GOV BROWN LOVES HER. THANKS CAL FIRE AND CHP

Thank You all again from every where who entered Hell and fought the devil and saved so many while you mourn those you lost. May the Lord continue to cover you all and your families and those who made it thought this devastation. THANK YOU <3

How do you find out your evac zone??? Magalia??

Amanda Brown

Be in

Lonnie Ray Egger You may have this info already.

CALFIRE AND THE BLM ARE THE TERRORISTS WHO STARTED THE FIRES AND MURDERED THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS. THE FEDS WANT THE LAND SO THESE TERRORISTS ARE GOING TO HELP THEM TAKE IT.

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2 weeks ago

CAL FIRE

Did you send in an application to start your career as a Firefighter I for CAL FIRE? The last day to submit your application is TODAY. Hiring typically begins between March and June! For any questions please call the Firefighter I hotline at (951)901-5060 or visit calfire.ca.gov/about/about_careers_fireprotection_seasonal ... See MoreSee Less

Did you send in an application to start your career as a Firefighter I for CAL FIRE? The last day to submit your application is TODAY. Hiring typically begins between March and June! For any questions please call the Firefighter I hotline at (951)901-5060 or visit http://calfire.ca.gov/about/about_careers_fireprotection_seasonal

 

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Do you still turn down people for being Caucasian? I know you have before, so dont tell me otherwise!

Cal Fire, whats the word for hiring new Forestry Tech's. off of the new list that just got made up?

My name is Alondra Calzada, I am currently a student in the Engineering Design and Development Magnet Program at Chapin High School. The purpose of this survey is to find out how often there are fire accidents in residential areas and what object initiates the fire. Your cooperation filling out this survey is appreciated, thank you.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u-bU7ubZu8Kz5Y_KyanFTE455FPCQjZRhFHNyOoOtSg/edit

Wish I could but I'm 16 but I'll join in couple of years

You won't have anything left by March. Burnin it at both ends.

Grég Dn on envoie un dossier ?

Yes I did...

Michael... lol

Jonathan Huffman

Niclas Karp

Edgar Vera

Donny Nguyen Annie Nguyen Julie J Nguyen julie, I know this is your dream. Do it!!

Joseph Braun you got this. I believe in you.

David Hamer. Show this to Daniel

Cayman Thompson

Julio Lopez

Branden Del Pape

Toby Page

Noah Graham

Alonso Negrete

Brittany Simon Kevin Dunaven

Cassidy Meyer

Nathan Hagen

Drew Hagen

Jordie Morgan-hind

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2 weeks ago

CAL FIRE

#HoneyFlooding [Final] flooding on Honey Run Road and lower Skyway (Butte County). twitter.com/CALFIRE_ButteCo ... See MoreSee Less

#HoneyFlooding [Final] flooding on Honey Run Road and lower Skyway (Butte County).  http://twitter.com/CALFIRE_ButteCo

 

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Dear Cal fire fire management, I'm a certified wildland firefighter I was out most of the summer fighting. I am not working right now, but I was wanting to know if you're hiring for any temporary help with your fire department for cleanup and search and rescue from the deadly fires that have been going on? I'm not sure if you are, but I wanted to find out just in case. And if you are how would I be able to apply and send a resume and a fire resume to you all to come to work temporarily to help with fire cleanup and search and rescue from the fires? You may contact me at 503-989-5710 1321 Astor CT Woodburn, Oregon, 97071. Thank you for letting me contact you. I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely: Daniel Brown (Danny)

I heard via ch 4 streamer...99 has been re opened in both directions. As I recall, flash flood warning stopped at 9 15 pm tonight. That's all I know.

What about 99 north/south and Durham/Midway?

I-5 troubles also

Dona Watters All Ok?

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Resources for Survivors of the California Wildfires

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 California Fire Relief

California Wildfires
by the Numbers

  • 250,000+ current evacuations
  • 100,000+ acres burned
  • 2,000+ homes destroyed
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    Burning at a rate of 1 football field every 1.2 seconds

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Facebook Posts

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.

Our @WestCareCA STOP Area 1 #CriminalJustice programs in #Chico and #NorthHighlands spread the holiday spirit by collecting donations of presents for families displaced by the #CampFire in Northern #California. Amazing work, team! #WestCareCA #UpliftingTheHumanSpirit

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