Friday, November 17th is the Deadline for Fire Victims to Complete the Right of Entry and Access Free Fire Debris Removal

Butte County has issued this press release for residents affected by the LaPorte and Cherokee fires:

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2017, 9:00 am

Contact: Casey Hatcher, 530.518.3508

OROVILLE, CA – Victims whose homes or other structures were destroyed in the LaPorte and Cherokee fires have until Friday, November 17th, to complete Right-of-Entry forms granting temporary access to state crews to remove fire debris and make properties ready for the rebuilding process. Last week, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control screened all structures burned by the LaPorte and Cherokee fires and removed household hazardous waste. Now, property owners may complete a Right-of-Entry form to grant temporary access so the rest of the debris left by structures can be removed. Property owners who do not grant the state access to remove the debris, will be required to remove the debris at their own expense before rebuilding any structures.

Where to get the Right-of-Entry form:

· Online at

Butte County Form:

· Fire Assistance Center at 7 County Center Drive in Oroville. Open 7:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Call 530.538.7473 with questions. Residents may get help completing the form at the Fire Assistance Center.

· Debris Removal Operations Center at 4451 Highway 20 near Marysville. Call (916) 769-1139 with questions.

Forms can be returned to the County’s Fire Assistance Center or to the Debris Removal Operation Center by Friday, November 17th.


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