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How to help California wildfire victims: 13 things you can do as Kincade, Tick, Getty, Easy fires burn

How to help California wildfire victims: 13 things you can do as Kincade, Tick, Getty, Easy fires burn
Firefighters set a back fire along a hillside near PG&E power lines during firefighting operations to battle the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California, on October 26, 2019. [Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP/Getty Images]

Fed by powerful winds and cloudless skies, fires continue to rage across California. The Kincade fire in the Sonoma County wine country has swelled to over 70,000 acres—twice the size of San Francisco—and has forced about 200,000 people from their homes. Los Angeles County was just getting a handle on the Tick and Saddle Ridge fires when the new Getty inferno flared up, threatening the famed art museum complex. And now the Easy fire threatens Simi Valley.

Some people have already lost their homes, and many more may. Far more will be without homes or electricity for some time. They all need help, which you can best provide by donating money to relief organizations working in the communities. Several provide shelter, food, toiletries, cash, and counseling support to people, while others offer rescue and care for displaced pets.

You can donate to umbrella organizations providing aid across the state or focus on specific needs in specific regions.

Statewide

Northern California

Southern California

This article has been updated with more organizations.

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