It’s an unfortunate reality that fires have become larger and deadlier than than ever in California… Longer term solutions are needed but now is the time to mobilize. Thousands of fellow Northern Californian’s lives have been turned upside down.

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How to Help
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Here are some websites that give more information on how to help those affected by the wildfires…

Pedro GTP Relief, a nonprofit started after the Carr Fire, has a 10,000-square-foot building. It has supplies for evacuees including clothing, toiletries, water, canned food, non-perishables, furniture and bedding. Call (530) 777-0002

Oroville Hope Center supplies several area Red Cross evacuation sites. Donate money. Mail donations to Oroville Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville, California 95966. Call (530) 538-8398.

The Veterans Resource Center accepts cash donations to deliver supplies to evacuees and assist with relief efforts. In the comments area, type that the donation is for the Camp Fire evacuees.

Airbnb, If you have a home you’re willing to list for evacuees free through AirBnB.

Be a hero to animals affected by disaster.

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Stories of the fire…
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Alert: “San Francisco and Oakland schools will not be open Friday (11/16) because of air quality. We’re checking now on whether other Bay Area districts will follow suit. Stay tuned.”

Camp Fire investigation leads to another area away from Pulga
“(Cal Fire-Butte County Chief Darren) Read said he would make an announcement related to the closure Thursday evening.” (link)

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Track the fire, current air quality, and more useful links
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Get Air Quality Advisories for the Bay Region with SF CityNow.

Get the latest air quality readings from BAAQ Air Quality.

NASA’s Daily Earth Snapshots shows a history of where the smoke was and where it is with daily updates.

See a map of where fire’s are being reported on this frequently updated map from the Chronicle here:

Visit the California Highway Patrol if you’re traveling near the area.

The Town of Paradise website includes evacuation information.

Follow the fire on Twitter: CALFIRE_ButteCo | USFSPlumas | CountyofButte