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Posted 6/12/2018

Release no. 18-010


Contact
Nancy Allen
916-557-5100
spk-pao@usace.army.mil

 ROHNERT PARK, California – Physical debris removal and all field work related to the Consolidated Debris Removal Program following the October 2017 Northern California Wildfires is now complete, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Crews have cleared 4,563 parcels in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties of more than 2.2 million tons of ash and fire-related debris.

The Consolidated Debris Removal Program, administered by USACE under the direction of FEMA and in partnership with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, was the largest debris removal operation in the State of California since the 1906 earthquake.

As of June 8, debris has been removed from all eligible parcels. The soil sampling process is also complete and counties have been notified that nearly every parcel is ready for rebuilding.

USACE has deactivated its Recovery Field Office in Rohnert Park and relocated operations to the Sacramento area, where work to close out the emergency response mission will continue.

Property owners with questions about the debris removal program should contact their county.

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