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

Donate now for Camp Fire

Facebook Posts

6 hours ago

CAL FIRE

#MaderaFire off Road 33 and Highway 145, Bonadelle in Madera County is 213 acres and 90% contained. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced ... See MoreSee Less

#MaderaFire off Road 33 and Highway 145, Bonadelle in Madera County is 213 acres and 90% contained. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced

 

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Great job everyone ♥️

Thank U for this update #CalFire. We people who live in the Bonadelle Ranchos really appreciate it! 90% containment!! You rock Cal Fire 10 more percent to go!! #YouGuysGotThis!!!

Thank you!

9 hours ago

CAL FIRE

#AbornFire off Aborn Road and Murillo Avenue, East San Jose in Santa Clara County is 47 acres and 100% contained. CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit ... See MoreSee Less

#AbornFire off Aborn Road and Murillo Avenue, East San Jose in Santa Clara County is 47 acres and 100% contained. CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for update. Thank you firefighters for all your hard work keeping us safe. Everyone please stay safe. God bless all

Good job guys

Yay....thank you!

Thank you.

Thank you((💙))

WTG Cal Fire!

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9 hours ago

CAL FIRE

New Incident: #MaderaFire off Road 33 and Highway 145, Bonadelle in Madera County is 100 acres. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced ... See MoreSee Less

New Incident: #MaderaFire off Road 33 and Highway 145, Bonadelle in Madera County is 100 acres. CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced

 

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Any Updates on Containment and and acrage burned, #CalFire?

76 acres

Any updates?

I pray for safety of Cal Fire and all fire personnel fighting this fire. I pray for 100% containment very soon

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App still isn't working 😕

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10 hours ago

CAL FIRE

#BorderFire off Cottonwood Creek and Barrett Truck Trail along the US/Mexico border in San Diego County is 100 acres and 100% contained U.S. side. CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire ... See MoreSee Less

#BorderFire off Cottonwood Creek and Barrett Truck Trail along the US/Mexico border in San Diego County is 100 acres and 100% contained U.S. side. CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire

10 hours ago

CAL FIRE

Check out one of the C-130 aircraft that will be used in the future across #California. Currently they are under maintenance but once they are fitted for our needs they will take to the skies to help us in our mission to protect the people and property of California. #C130 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Awesome tool to aide firefighters help us.

Praise the Lord! This is wonderful news.

Thank you Cal Fire!

So nice to see you getting new equipment. Not sure people really realize all the work that goes into keeping them flying, from all the used spare parts or the props sent out for overhaul. Thank the firefighters and pilots but don't forget to thank the crews that keep them all running and flying! Thanks Cal Fire, everyone!

Great news!

Nice job Joe!!

My Mike loved this with al Fire 🔥 god rest his sole I miss him so muck really you all 🔥🔥🔥🚒🚒🚒🚁🚁🚁😇😇😇💋

Outstanding!!

Great news. Stay safe. Hero's one and all.

Nice! Interesting to see the P-3 taxi by. I thought those were all retired?

Semper Paratus CalFire🤙🏽

Where are the 5 locations? Why is it going to take up to 5 years to get these in the air? I'm a Tubbs Fire survivor. We can't wait that long. The whole state could burn in that amount of time. What is the state doing to protect us now?

Thank you, all the women and men of Cal Fire work hard to save life and property!

Very impressive and is this part of the 9 C130's traded by the Coast Guard or is it an additional fleet of C130'S

Hope they throughly inspected the wing center spar.

Nice aircraft.

Where can we buy jacket patches of the various aircraft used for fire fighting’

I know a Flight Engineer who is available to help y'all out. He works for beer.

If y’all need part time herc mechs send a shout across the ramp !

Very nice, Air Force uses them too❤️

Kenneth, that’s what brought us out here in the first place. Well, we drove, but for the plane!

Military pilot's fly them , one of the oldest type with a cargo hold Underbelly

Station these planes in Hollister

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