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Federal Disaster Declaration For Fire Victims Here

A major assistance boost for individuals, as well as public agencies, impacted by the River Fire that occurred about three weeks ago. President Biden has issued a Federal Disaster declaration. Office of Emergency Services Manager, Paul Cummings, says it opens up ways to apply for more programs…

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The fire destroyed over 100 homes in Placer and Nevada Counties, including 53 in Nevada County. Cummings says assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans, and other related needs, such as childcare, medical, and dental expenses. Cummings says the most centralized source for information on ways to apply is through 2-1-1 Connecting Point…

click to listen to Paul Cummings

The declaration also covers Plumas and Lassen Counties, which have been impacted by the Dixie Fire.

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