Woolsey Fire

Woolsey Fire Relief

On November 8, 2018 a fast moving fire ignited in Southern California, forcing evacuations of thousands as flames raced across the dry land into residential neighborhoods!  The Pacific Coast Highway quickly came to a stand still as evacuated residents fled to safety.

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

Facebook Posts

2 days ago

CAL FIRE

Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your home's defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/ ... See MoreSee Less

Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your homes defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/

 

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Shaun

Can anyone recommend a good company to apply screens to our gutters, and San Diego?

No house, no gutters, no problem

3 days ago

CAL FIRE

CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit
CAL FIRE Southern Region Chief Dan Johnson would like to invite fire agency representatives to attend this year's 89th Southern California Association of Foresters and Fire Wardens Conference at Pilgrim Pines Camp in Oak Glen, CA on May 2 & 3, 2019. Please see WWW.SCAFFW.ORG for more information.
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Looking good, Chief Johnson.

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay ... See MoreSee Less

Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay

 

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We've been trying to clear brush so the roles out there just don't have common since !! ? ,&. Yet they're so smart just ask them haha lol ✌🙏💜❤💙💜✌👫

I just printed my "Go Bag" listing, saved from a prior post, to be ready for this fire season...I know I should be ready all year long...perhaps repost for others? It's a great list!

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Creating Defensible Space around your home and throughout your community is poetry in motion. Learn more about how to create and maintain Defensible Space: www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay ... See MoreSee Less

Creating Defensible Space around your home and throughout your community is poetry in motion. Learn more about how to create and maintain Defensible Space: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay

 

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Usually by this time all the weeds are cut down but we are still trying to get rid of all the fallen trees and widow-makers from the snow storm.

Nobody out our way seem to be concerned about the snow damage, nor many other wooded areas I've driven past. If the weather pattern for summer is a repeat of the last two years, where unseasonably hot, dry winds blow and blow, early on, this summer could make last summer look like a family barbecue. Quite frightening, really.

I'll get right on it as soon as the snow melts. It's down to just under 2ft.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Shandon events!!

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Flying embers can travel as far as a mile away from a wildfire. #HomeHardening steps, like using ignition resistant building materials, are vital to help protect your home. Learn more: www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/ ... See MoreSee Less

Flying embers can travel as far as a mile away from a wildfire. #HomeHardening steps, like using ignition resistant building materials, are vital to help protect your home. Learn more: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/

 

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Can you have a fire in a outdoor fire pit that has a protective screen cover safely?

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Resources for Survivors of Woolsey 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.

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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 Woolsey Fire Relief

Woolsey Fire by the Numbers

  • ​96,949 acres burned
  • ​1,452 structures destroyed, 337 damaged
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    ​91% contained
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    ​3 fatalities confirmed
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    Full containment expected Nov. 22

Donate now for Woolsey Fire

Facebook Posts

2 days ago

CAL FIRE

Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your home's defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/ ... See MoreSee Less

Plant debris accumulating in rain gutters is a common vulnerability in your homes defense against a wildfire’s dangerous ember cast. #HomeHardening with screens or enclosures around gutters can help protect your home when wildfire strikes. Learn more: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/

 

Comment on Facebook

Shaun

Can anyone recommend a good company to apply screens to our gutters, and San Diego?

No house, no gutters, no problem

3 days ago

CAL FIRE

CAL FIRE San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono Unit
CAL FIRE Southern Region Chief Dan Johnson would like to invite fire agency representatives to attend this year's 89th Southern California Association of Foresters and Fire Wardens Conference at Pilgrim Pines Camp in Oak Glen, CA on May 2 & 3, 2019. Please see WWW.SCAFFW.ORG for more information.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Looking good, Chief Johnson.

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay ... See MoreSee Less

Create a plan today. Get your family involved. Click to learn the steps: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay

 

Comment on Facebook

We've been trying to clear brush so the roles out there just don't have common since !! ? ,&. Yet they're so smart just ask them haha lol ✌🙏💜❤💙💜✌👫

I just printed my "Go Bag" listing, saved from a prior post, to be ready for this fire season...I know I should be ready all year long...perhaps repost for others? It's a great list!

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Creating Defensible Space around your home and throughout your community is poetry in motion. Learn more about how to create and maintain Defensible Space: www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay ... See MoreSee Less

Creating Defensible Space around your home and throughout your community is poetry in motion. Learn more about how to create and maintain Defensible Space: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Defensible-Space/ #NationalHaikuDay

 

Comment on Facebook

Usually by this time all the weeds are cut down but we are still trying to get rid of all the fallen trees and widow-makers from the snow storm.

Nobody out our way seem to be concerned about the snow damage, nor many other wooded areas I've driven past. If the weather pattern for summer is a repeat of the last two years, where unseasonably hot, dry winds blow and blow, early on, this summer could make last summer look like a family barbecue. Quite frightening, really.

I'll get right on it as soon as the snow melts. It's down to just under 2ft.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Shandon events!!

4 days ago

CAL FIRE

Flying embers can travel as far as a mile away from a wildfire. #HomeHardening steps, like using ignition resistant building materials, are vital to help protect your home. Learn more: www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/ ... See MoreSee Less

Flying embers can travel as far as a mile away from a wildfire. #HomeHardening steps, like using ignition resistant building materials, are vital to help protect your home. Learn more: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Hardening-Your-Home/

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you have a fire in a outdoor fire pit that has a protective screen cover safely?

Update you're app

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A great way to start our day.

Enjoy yours.

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