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Burned Homes Inspected In Nevada County

The recent devastation in Nevada County from the wildfires has received a more closeup inspection. It follows the recently-approved Local Health Emergency Proclamation regarding potentially hazardous ash and debris. County Environmental Health Director Amy Irani says the California Department of Toxic Substances inspected 39 properties, with the help of a contractor. And that revealed a higher number of homes damaged or destroyed than previously reported, or 29…

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Irani says most of the homes are in the Rough and Ready area. Inspectors also looked at properties on McCourtney Road and Meadowview Way, and 6 other streets and roads. She says Cal Recycle is now setting up a cleanup plan, with the work expected to be completed in the next couple of months. That also means property owners won’t be able to start re-building until early next year. But she says the county is helping them to speed up the process and reduce the costs as much as possible…

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Irani says property owners can also use 10% of their insurance policies to cover repair and rebuilding costs.

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