Resources

This page is an evolving list of available resources for victims of the River Fire.

Informational Websites:

Placer County, Current Emergency Information

Placer County 211 – River Fire Resources Page


Evacuation sites:

Red Cross has activated evacuation shelters at the Regional Park Gymnasium, 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA 95602, and at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949. 

Evacuees requiring support with animals are encouraged to seek boarding, hotel or other options. If additional support is needed, small or large animals can be taken to the Placer County Animal Services Center at: 11232 B Avenue Auburn, CA 95603. Hours will be extended for the duration of the event or until they are advised they are no longer needed. For animal evacuations: Contact Placer County Animal Services Center at 530-886-5500. Dial extension 2

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is also sheltering animals (livestock and pets) for evacuated individuals.

If you are under a mandatory Evacuation Order and Temporary Evacuation Points are closed, you can call Red Cross 24/7 at 844-236-0153.

Evacuation Status Levels Defined

  • Evacuation Order – An immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
  • Evacuation Warning – A potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
  • Advisory – A notice to be on alert and follow county recommendations.
  • Clear To Repopulate – It is safe to return to your home. Be aware of your surroundings and go through the returning home checklist.
  • Shelter In Place – An order to go indoors. Shut and lock doors and windows. Prepare to self-sustain until further notice and/or contacted by emergency personnel for additional direction.
  • Normal – There is no current knowledge of threats affecting your area and that you can carry on with normal activity.

RELIEF:

Donations:

River Fire Donation Hub is gathering a list of fire victim’s needs and matching them with donations. If you are in need or interested in donating, please email RiverFireDonationHub@gmail.com.

Victims can pick up toiletries and basic supplies at the Auburn Odd Fellows Lodge at 1226 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 from 8 am to 12 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021, and from 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Although we are not turning anyone away, it would be helpful for our process if you could bring proof of residency in order to ensure that these resources are going to those who need the assistance.

FIRE UPDATES:

CalFire – River Fire Incident Page

Placer County Emergency Services – Current Information Page

YubaNet Incident Page

Call 2-1-1 for more information.

EVACUATION INFORMATION

Evacuation Map

You can now click the following link to see an interactive map of the evacuation area for Placer County (including zones): PCSO River Fire Evacuation Map

CalFIRE Map

Cal Fire Statewide Fire Map & Incident Information

TRANSPORTATION

Call 911 if you are stuck in an Evacuation ORDER zone without a way of transportation and there is an immediate threat to your life.

Call 211 if you are in an Evacuation WARNING zone and you are in need of transportation.

ROAD CLOSURES

SR-174 is CLOSED between Main Street in @PlacerCA and You Bet Road in @NevadaCountyCA. Alternate routes advised.

HOW TO FIND PEOPLE

  • When people are in American Red Cross (ARC) care at shelters, ARC observes strict confidentiality, so will not release names of clients
  • Evacuees can register themselves on a public ARC website called Safe and Well. INFORMATION IS PUBLIC.
  • ARC has information about Emergency! App (English and Spanish) and more here.
  • Tips for finding people / contacting loved ones here.

ALERTS

PLACER ALERTS

To SIGN UP for Placer Alerts, visit www.placer-alert.org.

Register for Nixle via the Everbridge Mobile App: 

  1. From your mobile device send “APP” to 888-777 to receive a link to download the Everbridge Mobile App. 
  2. Download, install, and open the app. 
  3. Find an Organization or Subscription. Type in 96161 and subscribe to Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire Protection District.

Register for CodeRED Emergency Alerts

CodeRED is an opt-in notification system used by the County of Nevada to notify residents in an emergency. These alerts may be received as text, email, landline, cell phone, and TTY. Click the button to the right to begin the registration process. 

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/CA8B57E20D17

TRUSTED INFORMATION SOURCES

CAL FIRE – NEVADA-YUBA-PLACER UNIT – @CALFIRENEU

  • See Cal Fire’s incident page here.
  • Cal Fire’s TWITTER FEED here.

PLACER COUNTY – TWITTER – @PlacerCA

Placer County’s TWITTER FEED here.

PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – UPDATES – @PlacerSheriff

  • PCSO on FACEBOOK here.
  • PCSO on TWITTER here.

PLACER COUNTY – RIVER FIRE WEBPAGE

See Placer County’s River Fire webpage at www.placer.ca.gov/RiverFire.

PLACER COUNTY – EVACUATIONS WEBPAGE

See Placer County’s Evacuations webpage at www.placer.ca.gov/5887/Evacuations.

NEVADA COUNTY OES – TWITTER – @NevCoOES

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services TWITTER FEED here.

HOW TO HELP

For Placer County Animal Services Center:

*Mail/delivery is preferred versus dropoff donations to avoid congestion at the Animal Services Center and potential impacts to operations. Volunteer needs are currently filled but email smullane@placer.ca.gov to be placed on a contact list.

FOOD

Cal Fresh

Have you been impacted by a recent disaster and need food assistance or additional information on Disaster CalFresh or general CalFresh emergency response efforts?

Contact Placer County Human Services:

  • Toll free: 1-888-385-5160
  • Hotline: 1-888-886-5401
  • Business Line: 1-916-784-6000

If you are a current CalFresh recipient affected by the disaster you may be eligible to receive replacement benefits for food bought with CalFresh that was lost as a result of a disaster. Replacement must be requested within 10 days of the disaster. Please contact Placer County for additional information on how to request supplemental disaster benefits or use the following link to apply: www.getcalfresh.org/replace.

If you are not a CalFresh recipient affected by the disaster, you may meet the household eligibility requirements for CalFresh. You can apply online at www.mybenefitscalwin.org, via phone at 1-888-385-5160, or visit one of Placer County’s office locations (in Auburn, Rocklin, or Lake Tahoe).

AFTER THE FIRE

RETURNING HOME AFTER WILDFIRE

See resources at Post Wildfire menu tab at CalFire web page. Brochure/checklist here.

IF HOME IS DESTROYED – RED CROSS

If someone knows for certain that they have lost their home in a disaster they can call 844-236-0153 any time 24/7 to let American Red Cross know. ARC can open a case file and there may be resources available through ARC to help.

FEMA is located at the evacuation center at Bear River High School.

FIRE RETARDANT CLEANUP

From US Forest Service

INSURANCE COVERAGE MAY HELP WITH EVACUATION COSTS

Residents who have been ordered to evacuate due to wildfires may have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance coverage to help with evacuation and relocation costs, even if their homes are not damaged or destroyed. Additional Living Expense coverage, known as ALE, typically includes food and housing costs, furniture rental, relocation and storage, and extra transportation expenses. Residents are urged to keep all receipts accrued during the evacuation and to contact their insurance company to start the claims process.

GET IN TOUCH

If you are offering a resource for victims, or if you have a resource that needs to be added to this list, please reach out to riverfiredonationhub@gmail.com.

Thank you to all who have assisted!