The Carr Fire was a large wildfire that burned in Shasta and Trinity Counties in Northern California. The fire burned 229,651 acres before it was 100% contained on August 30, 2018. The Carr Fire destroyed at least 1,604 structures. becoming the seventh-most destructive fire in modern California history. At its height, the fire engaged as many as 4,766 personnel from multiple agencies.
180 Disaster Relief partnered with Lifeline Disaster Relief and multiple other non-profit organizations, helping to support wildfire victims with meals, water and other essential supplies. Additionally, we were able to acquire a local mobile kitchen storage through the end of wildfire season.
The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is high on the list of the world's deadliest wildfires. It was the world's costliest natural disaster in 2018.
Named after Camp Creek Road, the fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County, in Northern California. After exhibiting extreme fire behavior through the community of Concow, an urban firestorm formed in the densely populated foothill town of Paradise. The fire caused at least 86 civilian fatalities, with 3 persons still missing, and injured 12 civilians, two prison inmate firefighters, and three other firefighters. It covered an area of 153,336 acres (almost 240 sq. miles), and destroyed 18,804 structures, with most of the damage occurring within the first four hours. Total damage was $16.5 billion; one-quarter of the damage, $4 billion, was not insured. The fire reached 100 percent containment after seventeen days on November 25, 2018.
180 Disaster Relief partnered with Lifeline Disaster Relief and multiple other non-profit organizations to serve evacuees and first responders food, water, household supplies, personal supplies, clothing, shoes and more. We setup a 2,400 sq ft tent as a distribution warehouse, and are supplying a 5th wheel to help house Camp Fire evacuees, as well as distributed thousands of dollars in gift cards. Our ongoing efforts will continue at least late into 2019, as needs continue to grow.