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Wildfire Resources

For Human Support:

The American Red Cross offers free disaster assistance to anyone who needs to leave their homes.

Disaster Assistance Center (DAC)

Flyer Available

    • Spokane Falls Community College – Building #9, 3305 W. Whistalks Way Spokane, WA 99224 
    • Opening Date: Friday, August 25 
    • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, every day until at least September 9th
    • For questions, call 509-998-750


Spokane County’s open shelters include:

    • Spokane Falls Community College – 3410 W Whistalks Way, Spokane
    • Riverside High School – 4120 E Deer Park Milan Road, Chattaroy


2-1-1: Reach a highly-trained information and referral specialist who will assess needs and provide a list of referrals to available community resources.

    • Call 2-1-1 by phone
    • TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing and interpreter services are also available in 140+ languages.
    • Text 211WAOD to 898211
    • Visit Washington 2-1-1 (wa211.org)


DSHS Mobile Community Service Offices are meant to make resources more readily available to support families in need of financial and food assistance immediately. Mobile Community Services Office Schedule:


Second Harvest Mobile Food Banks

    • Life Center Church – 1202 N Government Way, Spokane, WA 99224
      • Thursday, Aug 24, 11 am-1 pm
    • Lakes Harvest Foods – 215 East Highway 902 Medical Lake, WA 99022 (for Medical Lake residents only)
      • Friday, Aug 25



For Livestock Support:

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
404 N. Havana, Spokane Valley
If you are evacuated and have large animals and livestock that need shelter, you can take them to the Spokane County Fairgrounds, where the American Humane/Spokane County HEART group is overseeing feeding, veterinary care, sheltering and existing needs for all sheltered animals. 


Free Hay Available

Spokane County Fairgrounds are accepting hay donations. Producers looking to make donations should reach out directly to the Fairgrounds for direction of proper delivery locations to be most supportive and safe. 

Flyer Available

Please call 509-481-7165 to coordinate pick up. 

  • The hay is located at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and Expo Center (404 N Havana St) through the Red gate on the north east end of the fairgrounds.
    When you get to the fairgrounds please go to the blue canopy (off to the right near the horse stalls) to check in.
  • Quantity is limited-Square and Round bales available.


Plans are in motion to facilitate grazing access with no payment penalties and coordination is evolving to mobilize feed deliveries to producers unable to get to the Fairgrounds. More information to come.



Agricultural Damage Assessment Survey – Spokane County Wildfires

The WSDA is asking impacted producers to complete the Agricultural Damage Assessment Survey. Please complete this short online survey — you may get a link to this survey from multiple sources, but you only need to fill it out once per operation. 

Click for Survey

  • This survey is intended to learn about wildfire damages to agricultural production including crops and livestock.  This data may be used to link unmet needs with available resources. Responses are anonymous and your farm will not be identified. Providing your contact information is voluntary. 
  • Assistance may be available to support your recovery. Be sure to document and report losses to your county Emergency Management office and local Farm Service Agency service center. To learn about resources that may be available to you, please visit the following:


If you have questions please contact:

  • Animal Health Program | (360) 280-6499| Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • Jackie Madill | Cell: (253) 740-1069 | Washington State Beef Commission
  • Chelsea Hajny | Cell: (208) 964-5036 | Washington Cattlemen’s Association
  • Ty Meyer | Main Office: (509) 535-7274 | Spokane Conservation District 

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