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Sulphur Fire Update

Contact: Greg Folsom, City Manager, 707-994-8201

Sulphur Fire Update
Clearlake, CA – October 23rd, 2017

In coordination with the City of Clearlake, the County of Lake, and community, state, and national service and relief organizations, a one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) was opened on October 18th to provide information and assistance to the community. Since the LAC has proven to be very helpful to the community and has been heavily utilized by impacted individuals the LAC will remain open until Friday, October 27th rather than closing on Wednesday, October 25th. The LAC will be open from 9am-7:00pm, at the Clearlake Community Center (Senior Center), located at 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA, 95422.

In addition, a FEMA mobile registration vehicle has been located in Austin Park to assist with registering people into the disaster recovery system. The FEMA mobile center hours are 9am to 5pm and will be located at the park until this Friday.

As of Monday, October 23rd, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will be in the area of the Sulphur Fire completing a Household Hazardous Waste Cleanup in advance of the heavy debris cleanup. Teams will be clearing homes of any remaining household hazardous waste, such as propane tanks, compressed gas cylinders, solvents, etc.

Property owners are responsible for the heavy debris cleanup on their property and to complete this work as quickly as possible before the rainy season sets in, all are encouraged to participate in CalRecyle’s clean up program. To participate in the program, a “Right of Entry” form will be required to be signed by the property owner allowing the state to clean the property. Right of Entry forms can be picked up at the LAC.

According City Manager, Greg Folsom, “The City of Clearlake will be sponsoring another Community Recovery Meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 5pm at Clearlake City Hall with representatives from Lake County, FEMA, CalOES, Lake County Fire, the City of Clearlake, and others to give an update on the recovery process to date and answer questions about the process going forward.”