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How to Help People Fleeing Homes as Fire Rages in Butte County

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    Death Toll Reaches 9 in Raging Butte County Fire

    Authorities say nine people have been confirmed dead in the raging Camp Fire in Northern California.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018)

    As thousands upon thousands of residents are forced from their homes in Paradise in Butte County, some reduced to smoking husks as the flames continue on, here are some ways to get help and to help:

    AirBnb

    AirBnb was looking for host homes to open their spaces for evacuees of the Woolsey and Hill Fires. 

    Airbnb's Open Homes Program aimed to connect evacuees, as well as emergency relief workers and volunteers, to AirBnB hosts.

    The program was set to be running through Nov. 29. 

    Work Space

    Chico Start is offering office space with phones and WiFi for businesses displaced by the fire needing a temporary space to work, said Butte County officials. Contact Tim at tim@chicostart.com or 530-924-5070.

    Donations

    Anyone who wants to help can text "CAWILDFIRES" to 90999 to make a $10 donation to support RedCross disaster efforts.

    North Valley Community Foundation is accepting monetary donations as well as supplies.

    Butte County Resident Drives Through Wildfire to Evacuate

    [BAY] Butte County Resident Drives Through Wildfire to Evacuate

    This terrifying video of the Camp Fire was posted by a Butte County resident on Thursday as he and his family tried to escape the fast-moving blaze that has already burned at least 70,000 acres Friday morning.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018)

    Caring Choice, a nonprofit in Chico, is accepting donations to help offer relief to those affected by recent Northern California Fires. You can make a note in the memo whether you prefer your donation be used for, food, clothing, housing or other things.

    Among supplies needed are paper products (toilet paper, forks, spoons, paper plates, tissues, paper towels), and women's undergarments, as well as warm clothes, including shoe and socks, county officials said.

    Oroville Municipal Auditorium is taking supply donations at 1200 Meyers St., Oroville. Hours are Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Supply donations can be picked up at Hope Center (1950 Kitrick Ave A, Oroville, CA 95966).

    The North Valley Animal Disaster Group is taking care of 729 animals as of Saturday morning and it's accepting donations. Call ‪530-899-3873‬ or visit https://www.nvadg.org/donate for more information.

    University of California, Davis firefighters are also collecting supplies to be donated to the victims. Donations are accepted daily at UC Davis Fire Department from from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 14.

    People & Animals Evacuations

    The following shelters still have capacity to support Camp Fire evacuees:

    • Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City (442 Franklin)

    The following shelters are full:

    • Nazarene Church in Oroville - FULL.
    • The Neighborhood Church in Chico - FULL.
    • The Chico Elks Lodge - FULL
    • Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley (199 E Hazel Street) - FULL
    • Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland (221 E. Yolo Street) - FULL

    Three shelters have been set up for animals, county officials said. Small animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to:

    Father Comforts Daughter in Car as They Flee Calif. Fire

    [NATL] Father Comforts Daughter in Car as They Flee Calif. Fire

    Joe Allen and his 3-year-old daughter Olivia were escaping the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., when they hit some traffic and were surrounded by flames. The father made sure his daughter felt safe in the car.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 9, 2018)

    • The Old County Hospital at 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E
    • The Chico Municipal Airport (150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973)

    Large animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948.

    Volunteers

    Those wishing to volunteer should fill out an application and wait for instructions. Notarized applications are required. Contact Caring Choices by calling 530-899-3873 or visiting them at 1398 Ridgewood in Chico. 

    AT&T was also waiving charges for those affected by the fires. See more information here.

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