(For information and resources for the CZU August Lightning Complex Fires, visit: www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/FireResources.aspx.)
Community Information, Updates, and Recovery Resources
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SCU Lightning Complex Wildfires – Incident Information
September 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
CAL FIRE and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have announced that all evacuation orders in Santa Clara County have been lifted. You can view the preliminary Damage Assessment Map of the SCU burn area in Santa Clara County by clicking the box below.
- Please go to: www.tinyurl.com/scu-evacmap for an online evacuation map.
- For continuous incident updates, follow CAL FIRE SCU Twitter.
- CAL FIRE Incident Information Line for SCU Lightning Complex Fire: (916) 618-3195 or (669) 247-7431
- For sheltering support/assistance, please contact the American Red Cross at: (866) 272-2237
- For additional information and resources, please call: (408) 808-7778 (8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday), after 5:00 pm and on weekends, please call 211.
CAL FIRE Safety Message
The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you reenter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or outbuilding has burned.
Caltrans Traffic Advisory
September 5, 2020
Caltrans and the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office have reopened the section of State Route 130 (SR-130)/ San Antonio Valley Road between Quimby Road in Santa Clara County to the Stanislaus County line to local traffic only with the assistance of California Highway Patrol(CHP) and other first responders.
SR-130/ San Antonio Valley Road will remain closed to through traffic until Monday, September 14, 2020 as crews from different agencies will continue fire clean up along State Route 130 within the area that was affected by the SCU Lightning Complex. The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office lifted the evacuation orders in that area at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 5, 2020, which has allowed residents to re-enter their homes. Read full news release.
2020 Northern California Wildfire Relief
Register for Emergency Financial Assistance - 2020 Northern California Wildfire Relief (Deadline: September 30, 2020).
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Northwest Region
If your home incurred major damage after the LNU, CZU, and SCU Lightning Complex Fires, you may qualify for emergency financial aid from Tzu Chi Northwest. Sign up now to get started. Visit: www.tzuchi.us, or call 408-256-0571.
Recovery Workshops for Ranchers
These workshops provide a “one-stop-shop” for resources and information on how to rebuild and recover. Topics include: Federal financial assistance programs, debris and hazardous material cleanup, septic and water/well systems, rebuilding and more. Representatives from involved agencies will be present to answer questions. Please wear your face coverings and honor social distancing for COVID-19.
- Saturday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m at
County Roads and Airports Mines Rd Corp Yard
47365 San Antonio Valley Rd
Livermore, CA 94550
Health and Safety
- Disaster or Calamity Relief, Office of the Assessor, County of Santa Clara
- Disaster Assistance Programs At A Glance, United States Department of Agriculture
- Fire Recovery Assistance from the California Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture
- Disaster Assistance Livestock Forage Disaster Program, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture
- Livestock Indemnity Program, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture
- Post-Disaster Fire Assistance, Natural Resources Conservation Services California, United States Department of Agriculture
How You Can Help
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation has established a fund to support community-based organizations in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who are working directly with individuals and families impacted by the fires: www.siliconvalleycf.org/san-mateo-santa-clara-fire-relief.
- Contact your local food bank for ways to help. Donations of household goods can be made to the normal agencies or organizations that accept these goods. Please do not drop off donations at evacuation sites or Fire Base Camps. These sites have sufficient resources at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between an evacuation order and warning?
- Evacuation Order – Immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
- Evacuation Warning – Potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
- If there were a need to evacuate, how would I be notified?
- Emergency Alert - via cellular and landline phone. Ensure you are registered to receive emergency alerts at www.alertscc.org.
- Social Media - messages will be issued via Nextdoor, Twitter and Facebook.
- Law Enforcement – Depending on the urgency of the evacuation and available resources, law enforcement may canvas neighborhoods and broadcast an evacuation message via loudspeaker.