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 Shasta County Due to Fawn Fire
Declared 9/27/2021

State of Emergency in Lake County Due to Cache Fire
Declared 9/7/2021

State of Emergency in Alpine, Amador, and Placer Counties Due to Caldor Fire
Declared 8/30/2021

State of Emergency in El Dorado County Due to Caldor Fire
Declared 8/17/2021

State of Emergency in Trinity, Tehama, and Shasta Counties Due to Fires
Declared 8/10/2021

State of Emergency in Siskiyou, Nevada, and Placer Counties Due to Fires
Declared 8/5/2021

State of Emergency in Plumas, Butte, Lassen, and Alpine Counties Due to Fires
Declared 7/23/2021

State of Emergency in Siskiyou, Plumas, and Lassen Counties Due to Fires
Declared 7/16/2021


Active Federal Disaster Declarations for California

California Caldor Fire (DR-4619-CA)
Incident Period: August 14, 2021 and continuing
Major Disaster Declared on September 12, 2021

California Caldor Fire (EM-3571)
Incident Period: August 14, 2021 and continuing
Emergency Declaration Declared on September 1, 2021

California Wildfires (DR-4610-CA)
Incident Period: July 14, 2021 and continuing
Major Disaster Declared on August 24, 2021


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

California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

California Certified Local Government Coordinators