Current Disaster Information
August Complex Fires
Update from the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office - OES 9/28/2020
All evacuation orders have been lifted for the August Complex Fires in Glenn County
Residents and property owners may return to their properties. Residents should use extreme caution when entering the burn scar area; hazards may be present. Debris has been removed from the roadway, however, use caution on the roadways as conditions may continually change.
Residents and property owners should have proof of property ownership or other documentation upon request accessing the forest area. Contractors of private property owners should have documentation of the property being accessed and permission from the landowner.
A Forest Closure Order remains in effect from the US Forest Service. Properties accessed via a Forest System road may require a permit from the US Forest Service. Please contact the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316 for more information.
Please check Glenn County Road Conditions for the road restrictions in the burn scar area
For Fire information - USFS Fire information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6983/
For general information call Butte-Glenn 2-1-1
August Complex Fires Recovery
Glenn County experienced a loss of 188,741 acres to the August Complex Fires. A significant portion of the burned area is on Mendocino National Forest land. A mix of primary residence, secondary homes and cabins, and out buildings were lost in the fire. Damage to Forest Highway (FH) 7 occurred as well as minor damage to County Road 308. County Road 308 has been repaired. The destruction from this fire was limited in Glenn County due to the rural/frontier nature of the burn area. Due to the limited scope of damage sustained within the Glenn portion of the fire, Glenn County qualifies for only limited State assistance and does NOT qualify for Federal assistance through FEMA. State public assistance application has been filed for road repairs on FH7. Individual property owner assistance is not available through state or federal programs due to the limited scope of damage sustained within Glenn County. Property owners are encouraged to work with private insurance for cleanup and rebuilding. Private contractors and cleanup agencies are available to assist with debris and hazardous waste removal.
For Recovery Resources and Information including resources for safe return to you property and cleanup, go to our Recovery page
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