Firefighters continue to make gains in containment for wildfires across California, which have charred hundreds of thousands of acres. Of note:
The Mendocino Fire Complex has burned 366,000 acres. While the River Fire has been fully contained, the Ranch Fire is 69% contained, bringing overall containment of the fires to 76%. The Ranch Fire continued to burn actively overnight. The fire remains active in the Mendocino National Forest and threatens communities that reside north of the fire perimeter. Full containment is still not anticipated until the beginning of September.
The Carr Fire in Shasta County is 71% contained after burning more than 214,500 acres.
The Holy Fire in Orange County is 78% contained after burning more than 22,000 acres.
What We're Doing To Help:
American Red Cross disaster workers are there providing relief supplies, comfort and recovery support to those impacted. As of Wednesday night, all Red Cross shelters in California were closed.
As response efforts begin to transition to recovery efforts for the Carr Fire, Holy Fire and Mendocino Fire Complex, the Red Cross is providing residents with relief supplies, like fire kits and comfort kits, as well as recovery assistance and referrals for any additional needs identified.
We have opened more than 530 cases to begin providing recovery support
The Red Cross is coordinating with the appropriate partners to confirm disaster assessment of the more than 1,000 homes identified as destroyed and damaged.
The Red Cross will continue to assist those affected by small and large wildfires throughout California and across the United States.
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Deliver relief supplies
Provide medical care
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So Far, We've:
Provided9,700 overnight shelter stays
Served over 112,800 Meals and Snacks
Handed out more than 32,300 relief items
Provided mental health support with over 13,100 contacts made
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