Firefighters have been battling at least 17 separate fires since Sunday night, which spread rapidly due to the dry conditions in the area. As of Thursday morning, most wildfires remained uncontained. Thousands of residents and visitors have fled the fire, and officials expect the death toll to increase.
It will likely take days, maybe even weeks, before we know the full extent of the devastation in the area, but there are many communities that are currently in desperate need. If you're interested in helping the victims of the fires in California, you can help — even if you don't live in the region. Below, we compiled a list of places that are seeking donations, supplies, or volunteers.
This story was originally published on October 10, 2017. It has since been updated.