Area residents seeking news and government assistance about the wildfires raging across southern California can now call the county's 211 information service. The line is staffed by live operators with information about community, county, state, and federal government sources of help to disaster victims. Callers unable to access the 211 system can call toll-free, 1 (888) 435-7565.

Additionally, the county has partnered with the American Red Cross to create a hotline for citizens wishing to donate to the fire victims. The donations line, (909) 386-9797, is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is seeking callers to donate money and other items to help the victims.
Additional sources of wildfire information:

o U.S. Forest Service, (909) 383-5688 (Fire Activity Information)
o San Bernardino County Fire Department Information Line: (909) 355-8800

Election mail in ballots due by Nov. 6.
San Bernardino County residents wishing to vote by mail in the upcoming Nov. 6 Consolidated Election must return their ballots to the registrar by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

The ballot can be dropped off at any polling place or at the Registrar of Voters' office from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. The office's address is Mailing/Street Address: 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. The office will also be open Nov. 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for early voting and mail ballot drop-off. Ballots must be returned by mail or dropped off at a polling place personally. If the ballot is dropped off by a family member, authorization must be written on the mail ballot's envelope.

For further assistance, call the Registrar of Voters office at (909) 387-8300 / Toll Free (800) 881-VOTE / TDD (909) 387-2788.