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Removal of 60,000 hazard trees from Camp Fire begins

Contracts have been signed and the government tree removal program will be starting up, clearing dead and hazardous trees from the Camp Fire burn scar.

Posted: Nov 15, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 9:22 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - The removal of an estimated 60,000 burned and hazardous trees from the Camp Fire will begin early next week.

Paradise and Bute County officials saw a demonstration of the government tree-felling operation on Friday near Bille Park on Bille Road in Paradise.

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Contracts have been signed and now licensed timber operators are mobilizing resources.

4,700 property owners have enrolled in the government hazard tree removal program, and enrollment is still open.

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