Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Largest in State History

California lawmakers are now calling Camp Fire debris cleanup the largest in the State's history.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 11:08 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2019 12:00 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - California lawmakers are now calling Camp Fire debris cleanup the largest in the State's history.

The cost is expected to reach $1.7 million. 

The deadline to fill out your right-of-entry form for state-sponsored clean-up is Jan. 31. 

There is no cost for those without homeowners insurance. For those who do, federal agencies will deduct the damage.

Private contractors say that they could perform the clean-up faster, and are not sure why it's taking so long to get their clean-up permits approved.

"The government needs to be here to help us clean it up," said George A. Santos, president of Santos Excavating Inc. "There's no way I can do it all. There's no way the community can do it all. It's needed. They also need to let us go to work." 

Assemblyman James Gallagher said that a large effort will be made to get the debris removal process underway. 

"There will be a very large effort coming in and doing the debris removal in a very efficient and consistent way," Gallagher said. 

Local contractors say Camp Fire survivors have options that could save some cash

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