The Carr Fire is a wildfire currently burning in Shasta and Trinity Counties in California, United States. As of August 5, 2018, the fire has burned 154,524 acres and is forty-one percent contained. The Carr Fire is currently the sixth most destructive fire in Californian history. The Carr Fire was reported on the afternoon of July 23, 2018, at the intersection of Highway 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road in the Whiskeytown district of the Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area. Over 38,000 people have been evacuated due to the fire.
We are finding strength together during this time of tragedy. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for the brave service men and women working tirelessly on the frontlines of the wildfires to keep our city safe. We will overcome this tragedy together as one community. Keep informed and help your neighbors.
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Ways to Help
Below are a few ways you can help with the recovery process. Contact us here to add your organization to the list.
Shasta Regional Community Foundation
The Community Disaster Relief Fund is now active to accept donations in response to fires and natural disasters that may affect the North State. Donations will be directed for relief efforts for the active Carr Fire that began west of the Redding area on July 23, 2018. Shasta Regional Community Foundation has a credible history of helping regional nonprofits and organizations with the ability to deliver monetary assistance efficiently and effectively toward the recovery of communities over time.
UNITED WAY OF Northern California
United Way of Northern California established the Shasta County Fire Relief Fund to aid victims of the Carr Fire. Tri Counties Bank is a partner in this fund and 100% of funds raised will benefit victims of the Carr Fire. If you are in need of immediate assistance please call 2-1-1 NorCal, the human services helpline operated by United Way. 2-1-1 is available 24/7/365 for people seeking information about the fire and local resources. The free service is available by dialing 2-1-1, or texting your ZIP Code or "SHASTAFIRE" to 898-211.
Salvation Army Redding CORPS
The Salvation Army has deployed five Emergency Disaster Service teams from around Northern California to serve Carr Fire evacuees. What started as a two-team operation has now expanded to five mobile canteens from Auburn, Roseville, Eureka, Redding and Santa Rosa serving at locations in and around Redding. In addition to providing emotional and spiritual care, so far Salvation Army teams have served nearly 12,000 meals, 13,748 snacks and 25,494 drinks to evacuees and first responders. The teams continue to monitor the situation and will place personnel where they are most needed.