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Cal Fire, Incident Information, Current Fire Information

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California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Current Incidents, November 2018 Fires

“On November 8, the Camp Fire erupted in Butte County, with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour feeding the fire that burned an abundance of dry fuel. Almost simultaneously, two separate fires erupted in Southern California called the Woolsey and Hill Fires. These three major wildfires forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in the counties of [Butte,] Ventura and Los Angeles.

“This past July, California experienced several major wildfires up and down the state, many resulting in State of Emergency Proclamations by the Governor to support local government and federal Fire Management Assistance Grants to help with firefighting costs. Large wildfires in Shasta and Lake Counties destroyed thousands of structures and ultimately resulted in a Major Disaster Declaration by the President of the United States to further provide resources to help fire survivors and communities recover.”

California residents are urged to be prepared for wildfires now. Learn more by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Using U.S. Census Bureau Data for Emergency Response and Recovery

The Census Bureau has publicly available statistics and free tools, including:

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A web-based tool that provides real-time access to data about people living and working in areas affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms and federal disaster declarations.

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A new tool that allows FEMA and other emergency management professionals to quickly view a detailed portrait of the people and businesses in a user-defined region.

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A detailed data tool that allows access to over 11 billion statistics from the American Community Survey every year on topics such as language, disability status, vehicle availability and much more.

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The only reliable and timely source of comprehensive social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population at the community level.

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Key Stats:

From OnTheMap for Emergency Management:

Sources: 2010 Decennial Census Data, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and 2014 Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Origin-Destination Employment Statistics.

Note: The map above is zoomed into northern California to show the Camp Fire. On the left, all wildfires are listed by affected population from greatest to least. Click on the image to view the full page, then zoom in and click on any fire (or other event) to see detailed characteristics and other stats.

More Stats:

From Census.gov > Emergency Preparedness:


From QuickFacts — Statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

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