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November 14, 2018

Information About the Northern California Wildfires

Due to the Camp Fire Wildfire in Northern California, San Francisco and its surrounding Bay Area destinations are currently experiencing smoky conditions. The fire itself, is centered in the town of Paradise, in Butte County, California. The location is 171 miles or about 3 hours' drive from San Francisco.

At this time, there is no structural impact to San Francisco, however the smoke could affect flight delays into San Francisco International Airport that would affect visitors. Visitors to San Francisco seeking information on related closures or possible visitor impact can find relevant information on this page, which will be updated frequently. Please be aware as the Camp Fire Wildfire could affect your travel plans outside of the city.

Before venturing out, check these resources for the most up-to-date information on current wildfire conditions:

How You Can Help Survivors and Support First Responders

As firefighters continue to battle the flames, nonprofit organizations and foundations are seeking help with relief efforts. Here is how you can help:

  • North Valley Community Foundation — Donors can make an open gift to the school fund, or designate a specific use, like textbooks or school supplies.
  • The United Way of Northern California — United Way of Northern California is accepting donations to assist relief and recovery operations in the wake of devastating wildfires in Shasta and Butte counties.
  • The American Red Cross — Donate to the efforts by visiting or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Direct Relief — helps provide resources to healthcare agencies and first responders in wildfire-affected areas across California.

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