Camp Fire Debris Removal Set to Resume March 18

Wildfire debris removal crews in Butte County will resume Camp Fire cleanup operations on March 18 following a temporary demobilization due to wet weather. The Camp Fire Incident Management Team reassessed site conditions and determined 80 debris removal crews, consisting of three to five workers each, could safely restart work Monday on properties participating in the state-managed Consolidated Debris Removal Program. Ten additional crews will begin work on Wednesday, March 20.

The Incident Management Team ordered a temporary pause in debris removal operations earlier this month as rain threatened to worsen conditions on already saturated lots. In addition to worker safety concerns, the wet conditions limited the ability of designated disposal facilities to accept materials. Pre-debris removal work including site assessments, asbestos surveys and abatement, chimney tipping, car tagging, and erosion control installation continued as weather permitted.

Phase 2 Progress Report as of March 14, 2019

Order of Operations

Butte County Camp Fire

ROEs received by county


Step 1 – Site Assessment and Documentation

Sites assessed


Asbestos surveys completed


Step 2 – Debris Removal

Debris removal completed


Step 3 – Confirmation Sampling

Sample results approved


Step 4 – Erosion Control Measures

Erosion control completed


Step 5 – Final Inspection

Final inspection completed

















RJ Ghilarducci

RJ Ghilarducci is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). He joined the OES team to aid in 2018's Camp, Woolsey, Hill, and Holy Fire recoveries. He previously served on Governor Gavin Newsom's campaign, worked as a newspaper reporter, and coached Division 1 college football.

3 thoughts on “Camp Fire Debris Removal Set to Resume March 18

  • March 16, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for keeping us updated and giving all of us who lost our home or property damaged much needed help and hopes of returning be safe we do not want anyone hurt, thank you for your efforts and great progress in such a short time this winter

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  • March 24, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I would like to debris.i have a 8 yard dump truck.


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