Northern California Wildfires July 28 2018

Humanity Road activated its disaster desk to assist officials by amplifying official guidance in social

media. Wildfires move very fast, changing the situation on the ground rapidly. These situation reports provide links to official websites, phone numbers and social media accounts to follow for disaster resource information for people and animals.

Report No 1 focus is Shasta, Mendocino, and Mariposa counties.

Report No 2 includes additional links for Mendocino, Trinity and Lake counties.

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Situation Overview

The Carr Fire broke out in Shasta County during exceptionally dangerous fire weather conditions, including extremely hot temperatures, low humidity and erratic winds. These conditions have caused the Carr Fire to grow uncontrollably, causing widespread destruction and at least two fatalities.

On July 27, 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. requested Direct Federal Assistance, including Department of Defense air assets to immediately mitigate the impacts of this fire; shelter supplies and water for 30,000 evacuated residents in Shasta County; U.S. Department of Agriculture’s assistance in evacuating large animals; mass care; evacuation assistance for individuals with access and functional needs; and ambulatory transport.”

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California to its highest level and is coordinating with other local, state and federal emergency response officials to address emergency management needs. source

As of July 30, 2018, the Carr Fire has burned 98,724 acres, is 20% contained, and is now affecting Trinity County. It has burned more than 723 residences and has forced over 30,000 people to evacuate. source

The Mendocino Complex Fire began on July 27, 2018 in Mendocino County and has burned 35,076 acres and is 5% contained as of July 30. The Ranch Fire and the River Fire are both part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, which is not affecting Mendocino and Lake counties. source About 1,000 people in Mendocino County and about 14,000 people in Lake County have been evacuated. source

National Links



National Weather Service (NWS)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

American Red Cross

Distress Line

Humanity Road


State Links

California State Website

California Office of Emergency Services

California Department of Forest and Fire Prevention

California Department of Transportation

California Highway Patrol

California Department of Health

County and Local Links

Shasta County

City of Redding

Mendocino County

City of Ukiah


City of Fort Bragg

Mariposa County

Lake County

Trinity County

Emergency Numbers

For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

California Highway Patrol Redding Area Office at (530) 242-3200

Information and Helplines

Resources and Information:

  • NorCal Shasta – Text your zip code to 898211 or call 2-1-1 to connect with a live Call Specialist for personalized service any time, day or night. (Callers from out of county or TTY users may dial 855-211-7822.) Or visit Disaster Resources
  • Carr Fire Public Information Line: (530) 225-2510
  • Mendocino Complex Public Information Line: (707) 574-8261
  • People who find themselves displaced or evacuated from their homes due to the fire should first contact the Red Cross – call 844-236-0153. The Red Cross will help set up a claim and direct to programs that can help in this time of need.

Transportation Assistance

If you are a senior or adult with mobility issues and need help with transportation to evacuate please contact Dignity Health Connected Living: 530-223-6034. After hours please call 9-1-1 or 530-245-6540. source

– If you are not able to walk or use a wheelchair – if you need a gurney, please call Precious Cargo 530-243-3333 or Merit Medi-Trans 866-890-8690. After hours please call 9-1-1 or 530-245-6540. source

– If you do not have mobility issues and need assistance with transportation to a shelter, call 2-1-1. We are able to arrange transportation through Lyft directly to a shelter location only. Service is only available in areas affected by fire, where roads are still open for transportation, and that are in the Lyft coverage area. source

Reunification Hotlines and Websites

  • Check the Red Cross Safe and Well website: If the Red Cross does not have a record of your loved one, you may call City Of Redding Police Department’s missing person hotline at 530-225-4277. This hotline is for the City of Redding. For missing people in the unincorporated areas of Shasta County, please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6025. source

Northern California Red Cross

Shelter Information

Shasta County Evacuation Centers:

RV/camping spots:

  • Living Springs RV and Lodging, 7185 Mill Creek Rd, Shingletown. Offering RV spaces with full hookups, tent camping and dry camping for /night. Bathrooms with showers. First come, first served. For questions call 530-474-1776.

Mendocino Complex Fire Evacuation Centers: source

  • Mendocino College, Dance Room at 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah
  • Mountain Vista Middle School, 5081 Konocti Road, Kelseyville
  • Kelseyville Elementary School, 5065 Konocti Road, Kelseyville
  • Kelseyville High School, 5480 Main Street, Kelseyville
  • Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street, Lower Lake
  • Twin Pines Casino, 22223 CA-29, Middletown

Maps and Situational Awareness

  • State
    • California State Fire Map

  • County
    • Shasta County Google Crisis Map
      • City of Redding Carr Fire Map
      • Carr Fire Incident Report from Cal Fire. source
    • Mendocino County Map
      • Mendocino Emergency Alerts Everbridge
      • Mendocino Complex Fire Incident Report from Cal Fire. source
    • Del Norte County GIS Map
      • Del Norte Emergency Alerts Everbridge
      • Crescent City Tsunami Evac Map
      • Ft. Dix Tsunami Evac Map
      • Klamath Tsunami Evac Map


Hospital Lists

Special Needs Population Resources

State Resources

California Department of Aging

California Community Based Adult Services (CBAS)

California OES Access Functional Needs Map


Lists of Airports / Links

Del Norte County Regional Airport Jack McNamara Field


Twitter: @FlyCrescentCity


Lake County

  • Lampson Field near Lakeport. website

Mendocino County

Shasta County

Trinity County

  • Trinity County Airports and layout plans: source

Power and Communications

  • July 29: At least 7,000 Trinity County residents were without power Sunday morning after the Carr Fire burning near the Trinity-Shasta County border caused Trinity Dam to trip offline. source
  • July 29: About 50,000 PG&E Customers Out of Power in Mendocino County. source
  • July 28 10:00 am Communications Status Current impact undetermined
  • Jul 27 6:28 pm Power Status: Redding Electric Utility – REU will be implementing rotating power outages on an hourly basis for residents who currently have power. For those not in the path of or already affect by the fire, power will be restored after an hour. If customers have lost power due to fire, there is no time estimation on restoration. Please make sure that you, family members, and pets are in a safe area where you can still be notified of emergency announcements. An emergency hotline number has been set up, but please reserve it for emergency situations. That number is 245-7000. REU appreciates your support and patience as we continue to do our best to support our customers. source

Useful Links

  • California Interoperability Field Operations Guide PDF
  • CESR Routing and Dialing PDF
  • SAR Channels VHF High RX output 155.16W tx (input) 155.16W CTCSS CSQ PDF
  • Fire Channels VHF High RX output 154.28 W Tx (Input) 154.28W CTCSS CSQ PDF
  • All others RX Output 155.7525N Tx (Input) 1557525N CTCSS 156.7 PDF

Animals in Disaster

Shasta County

  • For a full list of animal evacuation centers visit
  • Del Norte Disaster Animal Response Team
  • Carr Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification: facebook

Mendocino County

  • Redwood Riders Arena located at 8300 East Road in Redwood Valley source
  • Animal Care, 298 Plant Road, Ukiah is accepting small animals. source

Lake County

  • Large livestock can be taken to Cole Creek Equestrian Center, 4985 Steelhead Drive, Kelseyville, telephone 707-279-0915; or to Helen Owens’ A1 Horse Programs, 18585 Guenoc Lane, Hidden Valley Lake, telephone 707-355-0121. source
  • Animal assistance is being offered at the evacuation shelter at Mountain Vista Middle School, 5081 Konocti Road, Kelseyville. Lake County Animal Care and Control urges people to try to keep small pets with them, as the shelter itself may need to be evacuated. source
  • Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection has been activated and is evacuating animals. Call Lake County Animal Care and Control from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 707-263-0278. source

Trinity County

Trinity County Animal Shelter


Phone (530)623-1370


Volunteers Reporting

Alice, Aline, Cat, Chris, Christoph, Cindy, Crystal, Joe, Judi, Marielena, Paras, Robert