Some came on a voluntary evacuation and then there are those who arrived after emergency officials came pounding on their front door. On Saturday night, August 2, as the nearby Eiler Fire and Bald Fire spread across the landscape, residents of Johnson Park were evacuated from their homes, having only 15 minutes to gather what personal belongings they could. Neighbors found themselves in a panic as they processed what was a necessity and what memories were worth leaving behind. Continue reading Families Gather For Support in the Midst of NorCal Fires
It’s that time of year again in the Capital Region, STATE FAIR TIME! This year the American Red Cross Capital Region has teamed up with long-time partner in emergency preparedness, PG&E, at a couple of booths right in the middle of all the fair action. Continue reading Red Cross at the State Fair
~UPDATE: As of July 17, 7:00am, evacuations had been lifted and Bully Fire shelter is now closed~
After three consecutive years of California drought, fires start easily. The Bully Fire in Shasta County has burned more than 10,000 acres so far, forcing the residents of the Trinity Alps Preserve to flee their homes. The American Red Cross is here, offering shelter and comfort to those who have been evacuated. Continue reading Wildfire Season in the Capital Region – Bully Fire
As California continues to endure an historic drought, summer heat and exceptionally dry conditions have given way to numerous wildfires throughout the state. In the Capital Region, firefighters continue to battle the Bully Fire in Shasta County, which has burned more than 8,700 acres.
Red Cross volunteers are currently operating an evacuation shelter at the Igo-Oso Elementary School in the town of Igo, where we are providing shelter, food, and emergency resources for evacuated residents.
The long Fourth of July weekend is here and many people will spend part of their holiday at a backyard or community pool. The American Red Cross is issuing ten steps people should take to be safe while poolside.