This page is divided into sections - Air Quality, Fire News, Fire Evacuees, Be Ready for Fire Season, and Donate & Volunteer.
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.
Are there Active Fires Near You?
Six Rivers Lightning Complex, fires near Willow Creek
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 Humboldt Evacuation Orders (if any)
Trinity County Office of Emergency Services - Evac Zones, Fire Info
Hoopa Valley Office of Emergency Services - (530) 625-4366
See Local Updates at these Humboldt News Sources
Roads & Traffic
California Road Conditions Map (Note - use Options tab and select Road Conditions)
530-276-8034 American Red Cross (Assistance, Shelter Info)
707-599-1734 Animal Sheltering (when available in Humboldt)
Fire Emergency Shelters
Humboldt County's Red Cross shelters are opened during active fire disasters. Call 530-276-8034 to check with the Red Cross for updates and other shelter ideas.
Evacuation Centers for 6 Rivers Lightning Complex Fires
- American Red Cross Center
- at Trinity Valley Elementary School
- 730 Highway 96, Willow Creek CA 95573
- Animal Evacuation Center at Hoopa Rodeo Grounds
- 1767 Pine Creek Road, Hoopa CA 95546
Horses, cattle - Hoopa Rodeo has pens for single animals and larger pens for herds.
No sheep, goats, poultry, small animals can be housed at Hoopa Rodeo, but ask about finding foster places, they may be able to help.
If you can volunteer to foster animals, please call 707-492-2851.
Register with FEMA for Longer Term Help
Disaster victims can register with FEMA for help getting shelter (the 'Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program').
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 or when special aid is granted.
Step by step insurance help for 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 Loans The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants your family and your business to survive. They offer low-interest disaster loans to those in declared disaster areas, including businesses of all sizes, nonprofits, homeowners, and renters.
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