In this week’s post-Camp Fire agency briefing, officials from both Paradise and Butte County say the number of families returning to newly rebuilt homes in the burn zone may seem small, but the number of building permit applications is exceeding expectations. State officials report that as structural debris removal winds down, they’re preparing to begin removing dead, dying and otherwise hazardous trees that could fall onto public property, including roads.
Property owners must sign up for free, public removal or hire their own contractors. Also, the Paradise Irrigation District ponders how to shore up its finances with so few customers.
It’s again time for our weekly check in with representatives from agencies repairing damage left behind by the camp fire. Joining us: Paradise Spokeswoman Colette Curtis, Butte County Spokeswoman Casey Hatcher, CalOES spokesman Justin Jacobs and Paradise Irrigation District Spokeswoman Mickey Rich.