Fire Assistance Center Open for Victims of Ponderosa Fire
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2017, 8:45 am
Contact: Lisa Almaguer, 530.966-1686 or 879-2477
A Fire Assistance Center (FAC) is open to help residents who lost their homes or other structures in the Ponderosa Fire. Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn the benefits of working with the County to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530.538.7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.
Forms from the District Attorney’s office will be available for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire to access financial help available through the California Victim Compensation Bureau. Residents who lost their homes and those who had to evacuate may be eligible to receive reimbursements for losses caused by the fire such as medical/dental expenses and temporary lodging or relocation expenses.
Location: 7 County Center Drive, Oroville inside the Department of Development Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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