Agencies Begin Removing Debris From Area Fires

The fire debris removal process for homes destroyed in the Carr and Klamathon Fires are now underway. As of last Thursday, crews managed by the California Department of Resources and recovery are executing the mandatory phase one of the program. The piles of ash left behind contain many unseen hazardous waste products. Because it’s considered a threat to public health, homeowners may not opt out of letting government do the initial cleanup. There’s no charge. Materials including heavy metals, asbestos, pesticides, cleaning chemicals and paint are being removed by the State Department of Toxic Substances Control with help from Shasta County Environmental Health. An online dashboard allows the public to see when the removal is complete. That can be viewed at shastareddingrecovers.org. You can call 925-216-3028 for more information.

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