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Cal OES approves reimbursements to Shasta, Butte counties for Zogg, North Complex fires

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Cal OES approves reimbursements to Shasta, Butte counties for Zogg, North Complex fires

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has announced the approval of two reimbursements for two fires in the North State last year.

The first was the approval of $6,231 in reimbursements to help Shasta County. This will help cover the overtime costs related to Shasta County’s Local Assistance Center (LAC) from Oct. 14 to Oct. 21 after the Zogg Fire.

The reimbursement is the state’s 75% share of the county’s $8,308 in eligible cost under the California Disaster Assistance Act after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency on Sept. 28, 2020, according to Cal OES.

The Zogg Fire burned 56,338 acres, destroyed 204 structures and killed four people.

The LAC was open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help survivors talk to representatives from FEMA, get a FEMA case number and connect with services of government agencies and nonprofits.

The second approval is for $69,501 for reimbursements to Butte County to cover the costs of contracts, materials and security for the LAC after the North Complex.

That is also 75% of the $92,668 in cost after Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency on Sept. 11.

The LAC in Butte County served 1,258 households and was open from Sept. 22 to Oct. 9, according to Cal OES.

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