On November 8, the Camp Fire erupted in Butte County, with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour feeding the fire that burned an abundance of dry fuel. Almost simultaneously, two separate fires erupted in Southern California called the Woolsey and Hill Fires. These three major wildfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in the counties of Ventura and Los Angeles.
This past July, California experienced several major wildfires up and down the state, many resulting in State of Emergency Proclamations by the Governor to support local government and federal Fire Management Assistance Grants to help with firefighting costs. Large wildfires in Shasta and Lake Counties destroyed thousands of structures and ultimately resulted in a Major Disaster Declaration by the President of the United States to further provide resources to help fire survivors and communities recover. This page contains resources and information to those affected by wildfires. Survivors are also encouraged to check with their local jurisdiction for additional recovery information that may be available.
For current fire information, visit the CAL FIRE Incident Page here.
Please see the Butte County website for the missing persons list that is being kept by the Butte County Sheriff, if you have friends or family that you believe are unaccounted for.
These are the steps you should take if your home or business was damaged.
- If you had insurance for your home, personal property, vehicle, and/or
business, contact your insurance agent/company to seek assistance on filing
- Register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling
1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The TTY number for hearing impaired is:
1-800-462-7585. Another option is to register online by going to
wwww.disasterassistance.gov. You will need to provide essential information such as name, address, address where damages occurred, social security number, phone number, etc.
- Visit an assistance center to speak with federal, state,
local, and nonprofit organizations which will offer a variety of services
and assistance including home and personal property losses, business loss
and recovery, replacement of vital records and documents, DMV license
replacement, tax assistance, unemployment information, etc.
Former Sears Store, Chico Mall
1982 East 20th Street, Chico, Ca 95828
Hours of Operation: Open 9am – 7pm Daily
Malibu Courthouse in Malibu Civic Center
23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Hours of Operation: 11/17 – Saturday 1 PM – 8 PM10 AM – 6 PM Daily
CLOSED November 22Conrad N Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Hills Rd., Agoura 91301
Hours of Operation: 11/17 – Saturday 1 PM – 8 PM
10 AM – 6 PM Daily
CLOSED November 22
Be prepared for the initial days to be busy.
- In the interim of the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening, you may want to visit www.211.org. 2-1-1 is an umbrella organization of nonprofit organizations and resources for referrals. Enter the County for which you are seeking assistance (Butte, Ventura, Los Angeles) and it will provide the telephone number of the organization which spearheads information and referrals for that county.
Select a recovery resource from the Available Resources menu on the left.