Cal Fire: SCU Lightning Complex firefighters don't need donations

Officials overseeing the fight against the SCU Lightning Complex fires on Sunday expressed appreciation for offers of donations for firefighters by the public, but said they are not needed.

"Incident Command Posts and base camps are set up to provide excellent logistical support to firefighters during fires, including food and other supplies," Cal Fire said in an announcement Sunday. "We greatly appreciate the public's support and desire to donate, but do not have the infrastructure to accept any donations, especially food."

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Fire camps carefully follow health and safety regulations, as well as COVID-19 protocols, fire officials said.

"In lieu of donations, please contact your local Red Cross or other organization to see if they are accepting assistance for those in need, or for information about how you can help those evacuated," Cal Fire said.