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Deadly Fires Are Burning On Both Ends Of California

*UPDATE The death toll for the Northern California fire dubbed "Camp Fire" has now risen to 42, making it the deadliest in state history. Officials say that the fire is now 30% contained and has scorched 117,000 acres. 

Camp Fire has burned at least 109,000 acres, and destroyed more than 6,600 structures in Butte County. 

The Camp Fire is currently 25 percent contained according to Cal Fire officials.


Further south, weary firefighters who are fighting the Woolsey and Hill Fires have another long day ahead of them as another Santa Ana wind event is forecast for the region through Wednesday. The hot, dry Santa Ana winds helped The Woolsey Fire has burned at least 91,500 acres since breaking out Thursday afternoon. That fire is currently twenty percent contained, officials said. 

More than 150,000 people have been evacuated as a result of the fires, the outgoing Gov told reporters Sunday afternoon. Several multi-million dollar mansions along with mobile homes have been consumed by the fire, Cal Fire said.  

Full containment of the Woolsey Fire is expected by Nov. 17, officials said.

Multiple Fires Have Broken Out Across California

Some citizen pictures and videos of the fires

Camp Fire Animal Evacuation Centers

Large animal shelter:

  • Large animals evacuated due to the Camp Fire can be taken to the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E Hazel St, Gridley, CA 95948.
  • If you are unable to take large animals, leave them in open pastures and leave food out. DO NOT lock them up in a barn.

Small animal shelter:

  • FULL: Old County Hospital, 2279 Del Oro and Mono, Suite E, Oroville, CA
  • Chico Municipal Airport, 150 Airpark Blvd, Chico, CA 95973
  • Large animal shelter: Butte County Fair Grounds 199 E Hazel Street, Gridley, CA
  • When evacuating, take your animals with you. Make sure to bring water, food, bedding, and any containment devices necessary.

The Cal Fire information hotline is 530-538-7826. An Emergency Volunteer Center is open at Caring Choices (1398 Ridgewood in Chico). People interested in volunteering can go there or call 530-899-3873.

Woolsey Fire Animal Evacuation Center

*Animals in crates are accepted at all Red Cross shelters EXCEPT Palisades Charter*

  • Ventura County Fair Grounds – 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (at capacity)
  • Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258
  • Ventura County Animal Shelter – 600 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010
  • Ventura County Animal Services (805) 388-4258. Accepting small animals.
  • Simi Valley Animal Shelter – 670 W Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley · (805) 388-4341. Accepting small animals.
  • Pierce College – 7100 El Rancho Drive Woodland Hills, CA 91371 (Entrance off De Soto Ave.) (at capacity)
  • Los Angeles County Animal Services Hansen Dam Equestrian Center – 11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (at capacity)
  • Los Angeles County Animal Services Earl Warren Show Grounds – 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Check-in at Gate C off of Calle Real. Accepting large animals.

If you need large animal assistance, please call (818) 991-0071

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