Initial Phase of Valley Fire Cleanup Complete
Media Contact: Jill Ruzicka
Lake County Public Information Officer
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (January 28, 2016) –The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has completed the first phase of Valley Fire debris removal operations in Lake County.
The Debris Removal Operations Center on 21297 Calistoga Road in Middleton closed to the public on Saturday, Jan. 30. At that time, Lake County’s Department of Environmental Health will become the main point of contact for the Valley Fire debris removal operations. Its offices are located at 922 Bevins Court, in Lakeport and the phone number is (707) 263-1164.
Phase 2 of the Valley Fire Debris Removal Operation is expected to begin in late March or early April, depending on the weather. At that time, CalRecycle crews will complete debris removal at approximately thirty sites that are currently not accessible due to weather-related issues. At that time, CalRecycle will look to address debris removal for additional sites identified by Lake County where owners have not signed up for debris removal and have not begun the cleanup process.
Since CalRecycle started cleanup operations on Oct. 3, 2015, teams have completed debris removal at 1,130 sites. In the coming days and weeks, CalRecycle contractors will continue to install erosion control measures and hydro-seeding on cleared sites.
More information on the Valley Fire recovery efforts can be found at www.LakeCountyRecovers.com or on the County of Lake, California Facebook page.