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CalFire California Overview Briefing     InciWeb Overview Map

Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services 

Humboldt County Sheriff  - Evacuation Orders & Information. For fire and evacuation info by phone, call (707) 268-2500

Hoopa Valley Office of Emergency Services

August Lightning Complex (aka Hopkins / Elkhorn)  South of Mad River, and East of Garberville   InciWeb - August Complex   CalFire - August Complex

Red Salmon Complex, Northeast of Willow Creek, north of Denny, south of Orleans and Sawyer's Bar    InciWeb - Red Salmon

Slater Fire, Near Happy Camp & Gasquet   InciWeb - Slater  Facebook - Slater & Devil Fire

Don't wait to evacuate if asked.  Firefighters tell you the hard truth. (YouTube)

See Updates at these Humboldt News Sources

Readheaded Blackbelt       Eureka Times-Standard

Lost Coast Outpost                NCJ Daily

Air Quality, Smoke Density, and Health Warnings

PurpleAir - air quality monitor readings  from home and area monitors

Smoke Outlook for NW California  -  Air Quality Response Program

Smoke Forecast for Humboldt  NWS (experimental)

AirNow - General air quality ratings from the EPA

Covered California Health Insurance for People Affected by Wildfire

Wildfire Smoke and your health - what you can do

Roads & Traffic 

Caltrans updates for Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino 

California Traffic Information

California Road Conditions Map (Use Options tab and select Road Conditions)

Oregon Road Conditions & Traffic Map at TripCheck

Fire Evacuees

707-268-2500  Evacuation Orders & Info 

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

707-599-1734  Animal Sheltering 

Humboldt County Fairground in Ferndale is sometimes in use as a temporary evacuation point.  Please call the Red Cross number above for updates.

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)

Congressman Huffman's Wildfire Resource Guide

After a Fire - Great Tips from California Fire Survivors

First Steps After Fire

How to Deal With Your Insurance

Click for Wildfire Preparation Information

Be Prepared, Info from CalFire

To Library Home Page

The library logo - framed by a book, a mighty redwood stands by water and hills.

To Library Web Links

A chain of books and globes linked.


Pack, Quick!

Emergency Packing in 15, 30, or 60 minutes

'Go Bag' Records

  • Social Security card
  • Identification
  • Birth certificate
  • Medical cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Passport
  • Car title
  • House title
  • Photos/videos of your home inside and out.

Fire Evacuation & What to Do if Trapped

CalFire Evacuation Checklists

Living with Wildfire in Northwestern California - 68 page booklet on how to prepare, how to evacute, what to tell kids, after-fire plans.


Pay it Forward Humboldt

  • Volunteer: 707-499-2364
  • Donation: 707-499-3840

Humboldt CERT  Community Emergency Response Team, donate or volunteer.

Red Cross Disaster Relief 

Local Red Cross Volunteers are Needed  707-273-8481.

Fire Charities verified by Charity Navigator

Help fire victims via these charities that are checked and okayed by Charity Navigator, a reliable vetting tool for charities.