Resources for Camp Fire evacuees
Where to find ongoing sources of necessities and info
Note: This page is no longer being updated. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of resources for those impacted by the Camp Fire, visit buttecountyrecovers.org.
Fire/evacuation updates: Cal Fire’s website (fire.ca.gov/current_incidents) posts the most current evacuation and fire info—including fire and structure-status maps—and Butte County’s website (buttecounty.net) has the most current evacuation info.
Public info line: Butte County has a dedicated Camp Fire information number, 538-7826.
Disaster Recovery Center:
FEMA is here and has set up shop at the disaster recovery center along with many other vital services (from insurance information and support services to public records and employment benefits) in the old Sears building at the Chico Mall (1982 E. 20th St.). For the most current information on disaster recovery resources, visit buttecountyrecovers.org.
Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.
Residents and businesses impacted can go to disasterassistance.gov and register with FEMA, or call 800-621-FEMA (3362) for info.
List of evacuation centers:
Open at press time:
• Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley, 846-3626
• Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland, 865-6124
• Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 13539 Garner Lane, 343-0555
Full at press time (check for vacancies):
• Bidwell Junior High School, 2376 North Ave.
• Oroville Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave., 533-7464
• Neighborhood Church of Chico, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd., 343-6006
• East Avenue Church, 1184 East Ave., 342-1806
• Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City, 674-1280
• Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Road, Quincy, 283-6272
• The North Valley Property Owners Association has created a listing of available local housing at campfirehousing.org (updated daily).
• The Disability Action Center has a list of available housing for those with disabilities at actionctr.org.
• Shelters: See list of evacuation shelters, all of which provide meals to Camp Fire evacuees (those housed there or not).
• Disaster CalFresh: Current CalFresh recipients and new applicants who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for a month’s worth of food benefits via the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Visit Butte County offices in Oroville (78 Table Mountain Blvd.) or Chico (2445 Carmichael Drive) to apply; check cdss.ca.gov/Disastercalfresh for info.
• Many restaurants are offering discounts on meals—check social media for updates.
Shelters: See list above for contact info for evacuation centers, most of which are also giving out clothing and other essentials to evacuees.
• Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.: clothing, pet supplies, toiletries, bedding, baby items, etc.
• Walmart parking lot, 2044 Forest Ave.: wide variety of clothing, blankets and other supplies, plus food trucks, barbecue and other food items.
• Oroville Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers St., Oroville, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: clothing, pet goods, small appliances, etc. (Donations accepted at Hope Center, 1950 Kitrick Ave., Oroville)
Food and supplies: Butte Humane Society has a pantry open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 2580 Fair St. (343-7917, facebook.com/buttehumanesociety).
Lost animals: Contact North Valley Animal Disaster Group (895-0000, nvadg.org) to report missing pets or to claim yours. VCA Valley Oak Veterinary Center also is posting pictures of unclaimed pets on Instagram (search for #campfirevca, or go to instagram.com/explore/tags/campfirevca). The office has a photo book as well, and is offering free exams for pet evacuees with minor injuries.
Shelters: North Valley Animal Disaster Group is housing small animals at 150 Airpark Blvd. at the Chico Municipal Airport (Old County Hospital in Oroville was full at press time). Large animals are being sheltered at Butte County Fairgrounds (199 E. Hazel St., Gridley).
Missing persons line: To report individuals missing as a result of the Camp Fire, or request a welfare check, call the Butte County Sheriff’s office at 538-6570, 538-7544 or 538-7671.
Red Cross registry: Register as safe and search for those registered at the Red Cross’ Safe and Well site (SafeAndWell.org).
Air quality: Monitor current local air quality at airnow.gov and wear a mask with a rating of N95 or higher if the air quality reaches unhealthy levels. The Red Cross is handing out masks at Neighborhood Church (2801 Notre Dame Blvd.), as is ServPro of Chico (at 775 Entler Ave.), while supplies last. Local hardware and building-supply stores have increased orders.
Prescriptions/nonemergency calls: Adventist Health has set up a patient information line, 872-2000, through which patients can get assistance with prescription refills, medical records, appointments and other health needs. Families also can call to locate patients receiving care at other area hospitals.
Medical records: Adventist Health Feather River Hospital patients can access their electronic health records (EHR), prescriptions and other information through the company’s cloud-based system at adventisthealth.org.
Telemedicine: Anthem Blue Cross has partnered with LiveHealth Online for evacuees to see a doctor for free online (through Nov. 18) via computer at livehealthonline.com or smartphone with the LiveHealth Online app. Prescriptions can be written and sent to a local pharmacy.
Showers: In addition to shelter locations, showers at Chico Sports Club (260 Cohasset Road, Ste. 190, 345-9427) are open to evacuees and first responders, as are those at the Feather River Parks & Recreation District Activity Center (1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville).
Many places need volunteers; contact your organization of choice to find out what’s needed. Or register through Caring Choices, 899-3873, 1398 Ridgewood Ave.And to help World Central Kitchen’s efforts to provide 10,000 meals a day visit the Facebook page and sign up on the volunteer sheet.