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First Steps in Rebuilding After the Carr Fire

First Steps in Rebuilding After the Carr Fire

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 6:42 PM

REDDING, Calif - When the Carr Fire ripped through Shasta and Trinity County it burned just about everything in its path.

 But now that residents are returning home and trying to figure out where to begin in the rebuilding process, they’re learning there’s a lot of work that needs to be done.

"its a few weeks it depends on where the teams at and what they encounter, " said Paul McCarty with Shasta County 

This week, crews with the Department of Toxic Substances Control have gone through various communities clearing more than 250 homes of hazardous materials.

"A lot of the cars have car batteries in them, and those batteries have lead acid in them. The lead turns pretty much into a powder. So they remove that." 


Each day, the four crews have a goal of cleaning 20 homes each.

Which means 80 homes overall.


But with more than a thousand homes destroyed in this fire, there may be setbacks when some homes have little to no waste and others have a lot.

"As you encounter more materials that site takes a little bit longer," said McCarty. 


Crews say they understand this is a difficult time and will have a county representative available to answer any questions you may have.

If you see this white post with your address on your property, it is safe to go in and try to find what possessions may be left.

However, crews do want to remind you they’ve only removed the obvious waste so you still need to take precautions.

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