Butte County Recovers-The official website for Butte County disaster response and recovery

Camp Fire Debris Removal Set to Resume March 18

Posted on March 15, 2019

Cal OES Logo

Cal OES – Wildfire debris removal crews in Butte County will resume Camp Fire cleanup operations on March 18 following a temporary demobilization due to wet weather. The Camp Fire Incident Management Team reassessed site conditions and determined 80 debris removal crews, consisting of three to five workers each, could safely restart work Monday on properties participating in the state-managed Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Ten additional crews will begin work on Wednesday, March 20.

The Incident Management Team ordered a temporary pause in debris removal operations earlier this month as rain threatened to worsen conditions on already saturated lots. In addition to worker safety concerns, the wet conditions limited the ability of designated disposal facilities to accept materials. Pre-debris removal work including site assessments, asbestos surveys and abatement, chimney tipping, car tagging, and erosion control installation continued as weather permitted.

Phase 2 Progress Report as of March 14, 2019

Order of Operations Butte County Camp Fire
ROEs received by county 11,091
Step 1 – Site Assessment and Documentation
Sites assessed 5,778
Asbestos surveys completed 4,020
Step 2 – Debris Removal
Debris removal completed 287
Step 3 – Confirmation Sampling
Sample results approved 91
Step 4 – Erosion Control Measures
Erosion control completed 0
Step 5 – Final Inspection
Final inspection completed 0

Close window