November 2018 Fires

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.

Disaster Recovery Assistance and Services Brochure

1.   If you have insurance for your home, personal property, vehicle, and/or
business, contact your insurance agent/company to seek assistance on filing
a claim.

2.   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. You may also register online by going to  Be prepared to provide essential information such as name, address, address where damages occurred, social security number, phone number, etc.

3.   Visit a Disaster Recovery Center where a variety of services and assistance is available from federal, state,
local, and nonprofit organizations, including  home and personal property losses, business loss
and recovery, replacement of vital records and documents, DMV license
replacement, tax assistance, unemployment information, etc.

Butte County (Chico):
Chico Mall – Former Sears Store
1982 East 20th Street, Chico, Ca 95828
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Butte County (Oroville):
Oroville Store Front Location
1982 East 20th Street, Chico, Ca 95828
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ventura County:
Malibu Courthouse in Malibu Civic Center
23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Los Angeles County:
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
30440 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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