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

What's New

Facebook Posts

6 hours ago

CAL FIRE

Here is a highlight reel of the new and improved Southern Region headquarters! This facility will provide the technology and space necessary to support CAL FIRE’s southern region. Still want to learn more? Check out the full video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O4kP_zBLco&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

 

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This is what’s needed in today’s fire environment. Well done!

This is what’s needed in today’s fire environment. Well done!

Can't believe it finally happened!

Must be a bitch dispatching all those agencies.

😎👍

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6 hours ago

CAL FIRE

#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 70% contained. Forward spread stopped. twitter.com/calfiresku ... See MoreSee Less

#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 70% contained. Forward spread  stopped.  https://twitter.com/calfiresku

7 hours ago

CAL FIRE

Rocky Fire
#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 35% contained. Forward spread stopped. twitter.com/calfiresku
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Rocky Fire
#RockyFire off Rocky Lane & Harry Cash Road, east of Grenada in Siskiyou County is 17 acres and 35% contained. Forward spread  stopped.  https://twitter.com/calfiresku

 

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Stay safe out there! Thank you!

Thank you for your service to our country 🖤💙🖤💙🖤💙🤝🤝🤝

Stay safe out there! Thank you!

CAL FIRE Investigators determined the cause of the #Swallow Incident to be an escape debris burn and homeowner was cited. #CALFIRESKU2019 #ReadyforWildfire

8 hours ago

CAL FIRE

Sand Fire
#SandFire off County Road 41 & Highway 16, Rumsey in Yolo County is 2,512 acres & 100% contained. www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2322
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Sand Fire
#SandFire off County Road 41 & Highway 16, Rumsey in Yolo County is 2,512 acres & 100% contained. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2322

 

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Good job! Thank you! Stay safe!

Hallelujah! You firefighters are the best! Rest now and for the Dad's and Gramps... Happy Father's Day! 🙏💪👍💕

Great job! Hard work for sure! 👍 Thank you CAL FIRE!

Great Job Guy's!!🇺🇸🚒🚓

Fantastic Job Firefighters! Thank you! 🙏🇺🇸❤️

Wonderful news! Thank you firefighters 🤗

Thank you CAL FIRE- this is the best news- ever!!

Thank you💛

Conner Pine Jenna Pine Rebecca A. Pine Kirsten Victoria Pine Matt Pine

Awesome work everyone! Thank you!

👍👍great job

10 million dollars is what that took...

Awesome work everyone! Thank you!

Amazing work thank you 🙏🏻

Thank you((💙))

👏👏👏 Thanks to all who worked so hard to stop this fire !

Good job!!

Way to go!!!!

Good job. 😁

Good news

❤️

Yay!

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20 hours ago

CAL FIRE

#SandFire off County Road 41 & Highway 16, Rumsey in Yolo County is 2,512 acres & 98% contained. www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2322 ... See MoreSee Less

#SandFire off County Road 41 & Highway 16, Rumsey in Yolo County is 2,512 acres & 98% contained. http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/2322

 

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The frequent wildfires that erupt in this area every year, are usually huge. The Capay Valley lucked out with this one! It got a strong response as there are not many fires in California yet ,so all crews were fresh and raring to go. Thanks to all the firefighters and their support staff.

Thank you firefighters for all your hard work. Praying our firefighters can get some relief soon. Praying everyone stays safe. God bless all

All most finished firefighters. Be safe and thank you.

Thank you for all you do. Please stay safe.

Praying this fire is out soon. Almost there. Stay safe @ sending hugs to you all♥️🙏

Praying for our firefighters and first responders!

💛

Great job everyone! Thank you! Stay safe!

BOOM! a lot quicker than the county fire. Kudos! Go get some rest.

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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

Still on the fence about joining the Paradise CA #CampFire lawsuits? Inquiring minds should attend our free event! https://t.co/QbRVYdHjYn

On Group Camp - the view up through the trees @GSL_8thAlton @Alton8th @HampshireScouts #campfire #cubsasleep

“Over six months after the Camp Fire, Chico housing crisis shows no signs of improvement” by @ChicoER (Chico absorbed refugees from Paradise; shortage of construction workers and no homes for new ones) https://t.co/k3cyTyVNe0 #CampFire #CAFires #ParadiseLost #housing #economy

The #CampFire has left the zeitgeist but you should know valley roads are still clogged with debris trucks, the staging area shines on the hill at night like a giant oil derrick in the sea & people need to have their mostly dead standing trees removed before they can do anything.

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