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Marc Albert

According to some experts, the camp fire was less a surprise than a long feared nightmare scenario come to life. 

 

After Paradise: Day 29

Dec 7, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – it’s been 29 days since the Camp Fire started. Toxic debris removal from burned out properties has already begun. Now, Butte County is asking fire victims to sign up to allow cleanup of the rest of the materials. We’ll have details. Plus a North State non-profit is giving the Red Cross 100-thousand dollars to help replace medical devices and glasses that were lost to the fire. And the author of a book about grief talks about the best ways for friends, family, and coworkers, to help victims through the recovery process.

After Paradise: Day 27

Dec 6, 2018

Tonight on “After Paradise” – – it’s been 27 days since the Camp Fire started. Butte County had a severe housing crisis BEFORE the fire. Now, it’s scrambling for places to put the people who lost some 14-thousand homes in Paradise, Magalia, and Concow. We’ll talk with the director of the county housing authority. We’ll also hear what happened with the rebuilding effort after the Thomas fire, which erupted a year ago near Santa Barbara. Plus… the founder and CEO of Sierra Nevada Brewing – Ken Grossman – shares the story of “Resilience” – a new brew raising funds around the country for fire recovery.

How To Help Victims Of The Camp Wildfire

Nov 20, 2018
Noah Berger / AP Photo

Updated Nov. 20, 3:17 p.m.

The Camp Fire in Butte County is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. Tens of thousands of people remain displaced.

Below is a selection of where you can donate to the victims. Remember that it’s important to do research before deciding what organizations to give to (Charity Navigator is a good resource).

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Updated Dec. 13, 11:54 a.m.

On Nov. 8 the fast-moving Camp wildfire surged through Butte County, destroying much of the town of Paradise and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. It is now the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. 

We're assembling information on evacuations, shelters and resources to follow the fire here. The official county website for Camp Fire recovery information is ButteCountyRecovers.org.

A Cal Fire heavy equipment mechanic was killed early Thursday in an apparent single vehicle crash along State Route 99.  

 

AP Photo/Noah Berger

Note: This list was last updated on 8/28/18. If you're wanting to make an item donation or volunteer we recommend that you make contact with the organization directly as their needs may have changed. 

Monetary. Relief organizations taking monetary donations for the Carr Fire include:

Nearly a dozen government agencies and aid organizations will gather together under a single roof in Redding starting Thursday, aiming to provide answers and get victims of the Carr Fire back on their feet. 

 

 Bethel Church Redding and the Salvation Army are providing meals, food, bedding, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products and items for babies and toddlers to victims of the Carr Fire. 

 

With parts of the city in ruins, elected leaders gathering this morning to proclaim a local emergency in Redding. The designation will suspend competitive bidding requirements, allowing expedited repairs.

According to City Attorney Barry DeWalt, declaring a local emergency will also make it easier for Redding to receive state aid, along with federal funds, should they be made available.

Brad Alexander, a spokesman for the state Office of Emergency Services said officials’ primary concern has been fighting the fire, evacuations and restoring electricity once danger passes.

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