Nearly four months ago, the Carr Fire ripped through Shasta County destroying homes in the community. California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) originally projected the first week of December as the deadline for having debris removal complete. As of today, that process of clearing fire debris from community properties is nearing total completion.
The City of Redding and Shasta County had a total 1,043 properties enrolled in the joint Cal OES and CaRecycle debris removal program. Of those, 228 reside within the City of Redding limits. All but five (5), including all 228 properties within the City of Redding, have had all Carr fire debris completely removed. County-wide, 600 properties (197 within the City limits) have received final approval. The remaining properties that have yet to receive final approval are awaiting erosion control to clear the final hurdle. Of the 36 City of Redding property owners who
chose to opt-out of Cal OES program, 29 have been certified as complete with eight (8) still completing debris removal, soil testing, or erosion control.
To date, CalRecycle contractors have removed 525,000 tons of material with 430,000 going to local landfills, mostly West Central Landfill. City of Redding Building Department staff has received 32 plans that have been submitted for rebuild. Twelve plans have been approved and five building permits have officially been pulled. Construction has already begun for some residents in the community.
City building officials have confirmed that the timeline for approving rebuilding plans and issuing permits has remained consistent at one to three weeks. For additional questions about rebuilding, please call the Building Department at 225-4014.Click here for more fire stories.