Today Is The Deadline For FEMA & SBA Butte Fire Applications
Posted by: thepinetree on 11/23/2015 07:35 AM
San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County residents who have been affected by the Butte Fire may register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and submit an initial SBA online loan application no later than November 23…
Angels Camp, CA...A $100,000 donation from the Amador Community Foundation (ACF) to the Calaveras Community Foundation’s (CCF’s) Disaster Relief Fund is a prime example of how the response to the devastation of the Butte Fire has fostered increased cooperation between the diverse organizations of the Motherlode. “We are very gratified, and frankly a little surprised, at the number of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have used our fund to channel their efforts to respond to the needs of the people who have suffered and to mitigate the effects of the fire,” says Brent Harrington, CCF Treasurer. “We feel confident that the relationships established, and enhanced, will be a benefit for our area in the years to come.”
Donations may be sent to the Foundation at PO Box 1436, Angels Camp, 95222, or by using the PayPal button on its website: www.calaverascommunityfoundation.org. Please indicate “DRF” on your checks or in the PayPal comment box. For further information, call the Foundation Office at 209/736-1845.
San Andreas, CA...Effective Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8 a.m. burn hours will no longer be limited to the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Burning will be allowed, with a valid burn permit, during all hours on permissive burn days. It is your responsibility to check burn day status by calling your local Air Pollution Control District with jurisdiction over your area. Calaveras County: 209/754-6600, Tuolumne County: 209/533-5598, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties: 877/429-2876
San Andreas – Effective Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8 a.m. the burn permit suspension in Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) of CAL FIRE will be lifted, which will affect State Responsibility Areas within Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Eastern Stanislaus County and Eastern San Joaquin County. CAL FIRE TCU Unit Chief, Josh White, is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Burning hours will be restricted to evening hours - 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Public Assistance Applicant Briefing in San Andreas On Wednesday
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2015 01:10 PM
Sacramento, CA...The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will conduct applicant briefings in Lakeport Monday and in San Andreas Wednesday to inform representatives of local government agencies and certain private nonprofits how to file requests for assistance with losses caused by the Butte and Valley fires in Lake and Calaveras counties.
Butte Fire Erosion Control Meeting On November 7th
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/27/2015 12:22 PM
San Andreas, CA...San Andreas, CA...Are you at risk of mudslides? Should you use straw bales? How do I prepare for El Nino? Video Interview With Attorney Gerald Singleton is below...
Moore/Bellfour Understory Burn In Calaveras Ranger District Starts Oct. 28th
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/26/2015 04:08 PM
Bear Valley, CA...Ignition of the prescribed burn is expected to begin October 28th, 2015. The project will take 7 to 10 days to complete, with potential residual smoke in the area for 1-2 weeks after implementation. Burning is contingent on weather, fuel moisture, air quality, and resource availability. All burning is monitored and conducted in accordance with state and county air quality guidelines. Burning is also closely coordinated with local county air quality control districts.
San Andreas, CA...Assistance for burn debris removal is currently available to homeowners. To ensure access,RightOfEntry (ROE) documents must be completed, signed and submitted no later than November 6, 2015. Further information or clarification is available by contacting the Calaveras County Environmental Health Department at (209) 7546399, Extension 1. For additional information, please go to Calaveras County’s Environmental Health page on the Butte Fire Recovery website: t tp://www.butte.calaverasgov.us/EnvironmentalHealth.aspx or call (209) 7546399, Extension 1.
CalRecycle-Calaveras County Butte Fire Debris Removal Project
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/12/2015 06:46 PM
San Andreas, CA...Beginning Tuesday, September 29 th , the Calaveras County Environmental Management Agency
initiated efforts under the CalRecycle-Calaveras County Butte Fire Debris Removal Project. Two teams from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) began to remove household hazardous waste and conduct asbestos assessment and sampling from residential properties in the areas affected by the Butte Fire. DTSC’s primary focus is to evaluate hazardous waste such as asbestos and remove hazardous waste such as paints, batteries, electronic wastes, and propane tanks under 30 gallons.
A Beautiful Butte Fire Thank You Video From Maria Camillo
Posted by: thepinetree on 10/11/2015 09:51 AM
Calaveras County, CA...A thank you to all the firefighters who came to help with the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras Counties, Northern California, September 2015. All photos copyright Maria Camillo, 2015.