April 26, 2019
Historic California wildfire clean-up will take a year
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Crews have begun the removal of wildfire ash, debris, and contaminated soil on burned properties following last fall’s historic series of wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties.

Over the next several months crews will work six-days-a-week to clear more than 15,000 properties destroyed in Camp, Woolsey, and Hill fires as part of the largest disaster debris removal operation in modern California history. It’s being managed by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.

“Our responsibility, first and foremost, is to protect the health and safety of affected residents and their environment, and ultimately put wildfire survivors and their communities in position to rebuild,” CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline said.
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