Wildfire Recovery Update – June 24, 2019


The State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Operations continue progressing across fire impacted areas in Northern and Southern California.

To date, 5,396 properties have been cleared of Camp Fire ash and debris with more than 1.7 million tons removed in Northern California. Southern California is 98 percent complete with 913 properties comprising 414,763 thousand tons of debris having been cleared in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Here is a quick snapshot of the Camp Fire debris tonnage totals as of June 20, 2019:

Total Debris Removal for the Project

Type of Waste


Tons of metals delivered/recycled


Tons of debris, ash, & soil disposed


Tons of concrete delivered/recycled

Tons of contaminated soil


Tons of vegetative material


Total Tons

An updated snapshot for Southern California recovery operations can be found on the State’s recovery blog, here – https://news.caloes.ca.gov/more-than-98-percent-of-properties-eligible-for-state-debris-removal-program-cleared-of-woolsey-hill-fire-debris/.

Paradise Irrigation District (PID) officials and contracting partners continue work detailed in their draft water system recovery plan unveiled during a May 14 community meeting. Details of the plan, as well as additional information about the system’s recovery progress, can be found on PID’s website, here – https://pidwater.com/recovery.

FEMA has approved more than $86 million in financial aid to nearly 8,000 owners and renters who qualified for assistance. The U.S. Small Business Administration has also approved more than $416 million in loans to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters recovering from the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires.

In addition, FEMA is supporting more than 300 households with manufactured or temporary housing units (MHU/THU) using commercial site locations in Butte, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Shasta, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties. The Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program has assisted more than 637 households since the disaster. For more information relating to the temporary sites, please visit: https://buttecountyrecovers.org/agencies/housing/.

Stay updated on Recovery progress across California, and other news, at https://news.caloes.ca.gov/.

1 Comment

  1. Janet Thorup

    We had the pleasure, and I mean pleasure of meeting task force 201 the crew that was cleaning our debris. These gentlemen were so kind and caring, and very professional. We told them of our concerns and they careful walked us through what they intended on doing. They used the outmost care with our driveway and property. I was so impressed with everyone. Thank you task force 201 for showing us how much you cared which eased are minds and hearts.


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