CalRecycle Wildfire Debris Cleanups: Status Report
After a wildfire, the process involved in cleaning up damaged property, clearing debris, and rebuilding can be overwhelming. Residents and local governments are inundated with tasks and projects that must be completed in an orderly manner. In response to a declared State of Emergency and a request for assistance from a local government, the California Office of Emergency Services regularly tasks CalRecycle with managing debris removal operations and preparing residential properties for rebuilding by homeowners.
CalRecycle is currently mission-tasked by CalOES to manage debris removal operations for the Carr Fire in Shasta County, the Klamathon Fire in Siskiyou County, and the Mendocino Complex Fire and the Pawnee Fire, both in Lake County.
In Shasta County, 1,046 homeowners have registered for the program; debris removal is complete on 723 sites, and 119 of those have been approved for redevelopment.
In Siskiyou County, debris removal is complete on all 49 properties registered for the program.
In Lake County, 146 homeowners registered for the Mendocino Complex debris removal program; debris removal is complete on 86 properties.
Homeowners have returned 15 signed Right of Entry forms for the Pawnee Fire cleanup; debris removal is complete on nine properties.