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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.

Cal Fire Mourns Equipment Mechanic

Aug 9, 2018

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

 

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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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