Federal Funding For Butte Fire Cleanup
San Andreas, CA — California will receive $107-million from the federal government to recoup the costs of cleaning up last year’s Butte and Valley fires.
The announcement was made by FEMA yesterday afternoon. The funding will reimburse the state agency CalRecycle for removing debris from private property. When it comes to the Butte Fire, Calaveras County officials report that 369 of the 817 properties in the debris removal program are now completed. In addition, erosion measures have been conducted on 137 properties. Weather permitting, crews will continue to work seven days a week to remove debris from impacted properties.
It was announced earlier this week that the Butte Fire had $300-million in insured losses and the Valley Fire had $700-million.