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Active Disasters: Immediate Response

This page, and related sub-pages, provide information related to the protection and care of historic resources during an actively occuring disaster or in the immediate hours and days following a disaster. This information is advisory only and should not be perceived as policy, nor should it supersede local, regional, or state policies and procedures put in place at the time of a disaster. During active disasters, related state or federal emergency declarations will be posted to this page for a period of thirty days.

Previous Disaster Proclamations


Active State Emergency Proclamations for California

State of Emergency in Orange and Riverside Counties Due to Holy Fire
Declared 8/9/2018

State of Emergency in Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties Due to Fires
Declared 7/28/2018

State of Emergency in Mariposa County Due to Ferguson Fire
Declared 7/26/2018

State of Emergency in Riverside and Shasta Counties Due to Fires
Declared 7/26/2018

State of Emergency in San Bernardino County Due to Effects of a Monsoonal Rainstorm
Declared 7/24/2018

State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County Due to Holiday Fire
Declared 7/7/2018

State of Emergency in San Diego County Due to West Fire
Declared 7/6/2018

State of Emergency in Siskiyou County Due to Klamathon Fire
Declared 7/5/2018

State of Emergency in Lake County Due to Pawnee Fire
Declared 6/25/2018


Active Federal Disaster Declarations for California

California Holy Fire (FM-5268)
Incident period: August 06, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on August 09, 2018

California Wildfires and High Winds (DR-4382)
Incident Period: July 23, 2018
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 4, 2018

California Mendocino Fire Complex (FM-5262)
Incident Period: July 27, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 28, 2018

California Wildfire (EM-3398)
Incident Period: July 23, 2018
Emergency Declaration declared on July 28, 2018

California Cranston Fire (FM-5260)
Incident period: July 25, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 25, 2018

California Carr Fire (FM-5259)
Incident period: July 23, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 23, 2018

California Holiday Fire (FM-5252)
Incident Period: July 06, 2018
Frie Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 07, 2018

California West Fire (FM-5251)
Incident period: July 06, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 06, 2018

California Klamathon Fire (FM-5250)
Incident Period: July 05, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 05, 2018

California Creek Fire (FM-5245)
Incident Period: June 24, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 25, 2018

California Pawnee Fire (FM-5244)
Incident period: June 23, 2018
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 24, 2018


For OHP database or contact information on counties impacted by disasters:

California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

California Certified Local Government Coordinators


Historic Property Disaster Response

State and Federal Agency Emergency Response Advice

Local Jurisdiction Emergency Response Advice

Property Owner Emergency Response Advice