On July 26th Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for Shasta, Mariposa, and Riverside counties due to the effects of the Carr, Ferguson, and Cranston fires, respectively. Two days later, the Governor declared a state of emergency in Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties due to the effects of the Mendocino Complex and Steele Fires. These wildfires have prompted mass evacuations, burned thousands of acres and continues to threaten infrastructure as extreme heat persists across the state. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California with Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement, and Southern and Inland Region personnel working with various response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs.
To donate to the survivors of these wildfires, please see the links below.