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If you have been affected by the Butte County Camp Fire, here is a list of resources that can help you find shelter, information, and other basic needs. *Updated on November 28, 2018.

Register with FEMA

FEMA is encouraging effected residents to register with them at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Where To Go

Disaster Recovery Center

Former Sears Store, Chico Mall

1982 East 20th Street

Chico, CA 95928

Camp Fire Shelters (some may be full)

Butte County, in partnership with the American Red Cross, has initiated consolidation of shelter locations for residents impacted by the Camp Fire in an effort to ensure the sustainability of shelter accommodations. All shelter sites will transition into either Glenn County Fairgrounds or Butte County Fairgrounds.

Glenn County Fairgrounds; 221 E Yolo St., Orland, CA 95963

Butte County Fairgrounds; Farmers Hall or Expo Hall, 199 E Hazel St., Gridley, CA 95948

The plan for shelter transition is as follows:

  • Bidwell Jr. High School
    • 2376 North Ave, Chico CA
    • Transition to Butte County Fairgrounds, initiated 11/23
  • Neighborhood Church
    • 2801 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico CA
    • Transition plan in progress, details to follow
  • Church of the Nazarene
    • 2238 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville CA
    • Transition plan in progress, details to follow
  • Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
    • 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City CA
    • Transition to Butte County Fairgrounds, beginning 11/24 at 2 p.m.

Transportation is being provided to all shelter evacuees, as needed. Animal shelter accommodations will continue to be provided at the Butte County Fairgrounds site. For the latest information visit buttecountyrecovers.org

Animal Shelters (some may be full)

  • [LARGE ANIMALS] Butte County Fairgrounds; 199 E Hazel St., Gridley, CA 95948
  • [SMALL ANIMALS ONLY] Chico Muni Airport; 150 Airpark Blvd., Chico, CA 95973
  • UC Cooperative Extension Farm; 2279 Del Oro Ave., Oroville, CA 95965

What to Do

Call your insurance agency

“The first call that every citizen should make is to their insurance provider,” said Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Brock Long. “Insurance is the first line of defense.”

If you are uninsured or underinsured, call FEMA’s Individual Assistance line at 1-800-621-FEMA or visit this website: disasterassisstance.gov.

Check in with official information centers.

Camp Fire-Butte County

Website: https://www.buttecounty.net

Twitter: @CountyofButte

Butte County Sheriff

Twitter: @ButteSheriff

Town of Paradise General Camp Fire Information

Website: www.paradiserecovers.org

Email: townofparadisestaff@gmail.com

Let family members know you are safe.

Reach out to family members via phone or social media to let them know that you have evacuated and found shelter. This can ease their worries and can help the sheriff's department better determine who is a missing person.

Returning to your home/property

Butte County Sheriff’s Department warns that those residents trying to return to their homes should use extreme caution as there are a number of hazards in the fire affected areas.

Falling trees, collapsing walls or chimneys, electrical wires, and collapsed basements are among health and safety risks for residents attempting to return to their property.

Affected areas will not have access to power, water, and phone/cell phone service, meaning those in the affected areas will not have the ability to call 911.

Citizens should wear boots, jeans, gloves, long sleeve shirts, dust masks and eye protection.

The Sheriff’s department wants to remind property owners that they are not to move any ash and debris without authorization from Butte County Environmental Health.

Missing Persons Resources

The Butte County Sheriff’s Department has working missing persons list. Updates will be posted to the Butte County Sheriff's website here: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner.

If you have any information on the location of the listed individuals or if you are one of the individuals listed, contact the Missing Persons Task Force at 530-538-6570 or 530-538-7544, or by email at any time at infosheriff@buttecounty.net.


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