Earl Warren Showgrounds has been used as a staging area for fire and law enforcement officials who have responded to the fire. Approximately 1,200 fire fighters are based at the facility, which has served as a shelter for large, evacuated animals including 120 horses, 20 rabbits, 22 chickens, 3 roosters, 27 goats, 10 opossums, 5 parakeets, 4 pigs, 2 mules, 1 cat, 1 donkey, 1 cockatiel and 1 llama.
The Showgrounds also hosted the Operational Area Satellite Information System or OASIS 7 that Caltrans staff manages around the clock in the event of an emergency, when communications services are vitally needed. Housed in a portable trailer and ready to be towed to any area of
The Department of Food & Agriculture’s (CDFA) Division of Fairs & Expositions provides fiscal and policy oversight to the Network of California Fairs and ensures compliance with laws and regulations, and the best use of available funding and other services.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814