Though most of the state's many wildfires are burning hundreds of miles away from the Central Coast, they are still affecting locals.
Local firefighters are helping fight the flames throughout California as local businesses are extending helping hands to those affected by the devastating fires.
On Tuesday, Santa Maria Firefighters posted to Instagram the work they are doing on the Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County and the Atlas Fire in Napa and Solano counties. To assist, the station sent their Type 3 Special Engine north, but they are not the only ones from the Central Coast helping out.
Santa Barbara County Fire also posted to social media their five-engine strike team that was also sent to the Canyon Fire 2. They also posted to Twitter that they have teams at the Tubbs Fire in Napa County and the Redwood Complex Fire in Mendocino County.
In San Luis Obispo County, crews from San Luis Obispo City Fire and Cal Fire San Luis Obispo are also assisting on fires.
Many people are offering their services or time as thousands of people are left without homes or don't know what they will return to.
Fluid Resource Management and Cloacina in Arroyo Grande, as well as Tractor Supply and Meathead Movers in San Luis Obispo, are accepting donations to help those in need.
Fluid Resource Management and Cloacina are collecting donations of flats of water, blankets, towels, toiletries, clothing, and non-perishable food items. Donations can be dropped off at their offices at 2385 Precision Drive in Arroyo Grande, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the City of San Luis Obispo Corporation Yard located at 25 Prado Road. Items collected will be trucked to Northern California for distribution on Friday, Oct. 20.
Tractor Supply Co. in San Luis Obispo is also collecting donations of clothing, toiletries, non-perishable food items, water, pet food, livestock feed, stall bedding, and other items. Donations should be dropped off at the store located at 120 Tank Farm Road by Friday, Oct. 13.
Meathead Movers' offices in San Luis Obispo and Fresno say they will be accepting needed donations the next few days and delivering to a shelter in Richmond on Monday. The company says it sent 50,000 lbs of donations to Texas after Hurricane Harvey and now plans to help fellow Californians.
The San Luis Obispo County Coroner's Unit has identified the body which washed ashore on a beach near Cayucos as 57-year-old Rene Monterrosa of Santa Maria.