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Bear Fire survivors receive extended hotel stays

Several structures in Berry Creek have been destroyed in the Bear Fire. Courtesy: Nancy Hamilton

Survivors of the Bear Fire who were provided hotel rooms to stay in just got an extension.

Posted: Oct 26, 2020 1:04 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Survivors of the Bear Fire who were provided hotel rooms to stay in just got an extension. Monday, Oct. 26 was supposed to be the last day for fire survivors.

Butte County's Director of the Department of Employment and Social Services, Shelby Boston, is the person in charge of seeing to fire survivor housing now that the Red Cross is out of the picture.

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Boston told Action News Now as of Saturday morning, there are still 303 Butte County citizens in non-congregant housing, such as hotels, because of the Bear Fire. Boston said she requested a 30-day extension for people in the hotels, which has since been approved.

The extension gives Butte County Bear Fire survivors seven days to stay in the hotel while the Department of Employment and Social Services verifies their needs. If verified, survivors can stay in the hotels until Nov. 24.

The county can apply for another extension two weeks before the deadline.

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