Information on What to Expect When Returning Home
Plumas County is providing the following information to volunteers desiring to provide support to victims of the fire:
- Disturbing ash or burned debris is discouraged.
- Doing so is hazardous to health and could disqualify the parcel from government assistance to clean the site.
- The attached hazard and warning notices are provided for review and action:
- Danger - Hazardous Area - Enter at Your Own Risk
- Advisory Against Disturbing Burn Ash on Destroyed Property
- Health and Safety Precautions for Re-Entry and Debris Removal After Fire
- Properties outside of Mandatory Evacuation areas have no restrictions for entry; however, “Phase I” clearances of Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are not complete for many properties.
- Please refer to the CA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website to determine which properties are cleared HHW.
- The DTSC website for the Dixie Fire is: https://dtsc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/cecc021ffd47412aae9921e8a9296693#firename=Dixie
Be aware of scams after an emergency
Natural disasters like wildfire can create opportunities for fraud and scams, occurring at a time when people may be especially vulnerable, or targeting charitable intentions.
Scammers use phone, text, mail, email, and even go door to door to target residents of affected areas.
Below are some helpful links with information on how to avoid falling victim to scams: