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
UC Fire Activity Map (not an official government map, but combines fire information, and allows you to search for an address)
Humboldt County Sheriff - (707) 268-2500
See Local Updates at these Humboldt News Sources
Roads & Traffic
California Road Conditions Map (Note - use Options tab and select Road Conditions)
707-268-2500 Humboldt Evacuation Orders (if any)
530-276-8034 American Red Cross (Assistance, Shelter Info)
707-599-1734 Animal Sheltering (when available in Humboldt)
Humboldt County's Red Cross shelters for overnight stays have closed. Call 530-276-8034 to check with the Red Cross for updates or other shelter possibilities.
Other Shelter Options for Disaster Victims
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.
Evacuees Staying with Families - Frankovich on Covid Safety (pdf)
Step by step insurance help for 2021 wildfire damage from UpHelp, a nonprofit group
California Wildfire Recovery Resources - including housing, financial assistance, debris removal, and other programs designed to help wildfire victims.
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.
What to expect after a wildfire - including what to check on returning to a burned area, the greater risk of flooding, erosion, mudslides, rockfalls, etc., and two helpful printable guides (guides are dated June 2019).
Care for burned land - Fire Recovery Guide from the California Native Plant Society
Tips from California Fire Survivors
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.
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.
Wildfire Smoke and your health - what you can do.
Wildfire Smoke and Covid-19 - breathing wildfire smoke makes you more vulnerable to the disease.