Fire Season

This page is divided into sections - Fire Information, Evacuation, Air Quality, Be Ready for Fire Season, Donations & Volunteers.

Are there Active Fires Near You?  Fire Information      


CalFire 2021 Incidents

InciWeb Overview Map

UC Fire Activity Map  (not an official government map, but combines fire information, and allows you to search for an address)

Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services 

Humboldt County Sheriff  - (707) 268-2500

Hoopa Valley Office of Emergency Services

Basics to Do if Trapped in Your Car, On Foot, or In a Home

What to Do if Trapped at Home or In the Open


See Local Updates at these Humboldt News Sources


Lost Coast Outpost                Redheaded Blackbelt

Eureka Times-Standard         NCJ Daily



Roads & Traffic


Caltrans Updates for Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, & Mendocino Counties

California Traffic Information

California Road Conditions Map (Note - use Options tab and select Road Conditions)

Oregon Road Conditions & Traffic Map


Fire Evacuees


707-268-2500  Humboldt Evacuation Orders & Info

530-276-8034  American Red Cross (Assistance, Shelter Info)    

707-599-1734  Animal Sheltering

Humboldt County Food Resources (pdf)

Humboldt County Clothing Resources (pdf)



Shelters Open Now

Local Red Cross shelters for overnight stays have closed. Call 530-276-8034 to check with the Red Cross for updates.

Disaster victims can register with FEMA for help getting shelter (the 'Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program'), and possible later help in fire recovery.


After a Fire

Register for Disaster Assistance with FEMA or call 1-800-621-3362

New disaster victim? It's a good idea to apply now even if you have no idea whether any help from FEMA can be useful to you. Failing to register now may disqualify you from aid later when you find out what you need.

Helping Handbook for Wildfire Recovery (2020)

Evacuees Staying with Families - Frankovich on Covid Safety (pdf)

Congressman Huffman's Wildfire Resource Guide (2020)

Step by step insurance help for 2021 wildfire damage from UpHelp, a nonprofit group

Disaster Loan Assistance  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers this site to tell homeowners, renters and business owners about the new low-interest loans, and help those who qualify apply. You must register with FEMA before applying.

Care for burned land - Fire Recovery Guide from the California Native Plant Society


Tips from California Fire Survivors


Part A, First Steps After Fire

Part B, Survivors' Experiences with Insurance Companies


You can't always see air quality. Check the Air Quality Index.

Check air quality monitors. Bad air isn't always easy to see or smell.

Air Quality, Smoke Density, and Health Warnings


PurpleAir - air quality monitor readings  current readings from home and area monitors

AirNow Fire and Smoke Map - readings from government and private monitors, adjusted for a more official number than PurpleAir.

Smoke Outlook from the Air Quality Response Program, for local areas affected by regional fires.

North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District Alerts

North Coast Unified Air Quality Guidance on Wildfire Smoke

When the Air is Hazardous or Worse on the Air Quality Index -  what you can do. Air quality is unhealthy for everyone when it's above 200 on this index, and hazardous when it's over 300. 

Covered California Health Insurance for People Affected by Wildfire

Wildfire Smoke and your health - what you can do.

Wildfire Smoke and Covid-19  -  breathing wildfire smoke makes you more vulnerable to the disease.

Wearing a mask & wildfire smoke 

Worker Health in Wildfire Regions, Guidance from the California Department of Industrial Relations.  See what California experts and laws say about both outdoor workers and indoor workers.