Rebuilding Your Home after a Fire

Removing Fire Debris from the Property
Hazardous Waste Identification and Removal
Ash, charred debris, and other contaminated materials from burned structures may be hazardous waste.
Due to these hazards, the Public Health Department recommends that site cleanup be conducted by appropriately licensed professional contractors.
The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) will identify and remove hazardous materials from residential properties damaged or destroyed by the Fire at no cost.
Residents who want to access the free services will need to complete a Right-of-Entry form to allow the work to take place on their property.
Download the form, complete it, and return it to the Fire Assistance Center to participate in the program.

Fire Debris Removal
Butte County established a Debris Management Plan to help property owners properly handle and dispose of fire debris.
This Plan includes two options,
1. participate in the County’s bin program, or, 2. haul fire debris yourself (fee waiver may apply for disposal).
Both options require the affected property to be screened and evaluated for the presence of hazardous materials.

Find a Licensed Contractor for Debris Removal or Temporary Electric Pole
To get a list of licensed contractors in any area of California, simply enter either a city or zip code and pick the license classification you want.
You’ll get a randomly generated list of all eligible contractors in that license classification whose CSLB license of record is in the area you entered.
https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/ZipCodeSearch.aspx

Well Disinfection and Sampling
Owners of individual wells need to be aware of precautionary measures and how to disinfect and have their well water tested by a certified laboratory after their water system loses pressure. Download Well Disinfection and Sampling Information.
If you need: Help completing an application,  ASL interpretation, Language translation, Materials in large print or braille, Hearing assistance. Call: 916-361-0380

PG&E’s Customer Connections
For eligible customers impacted by a major natural disaster, PG&E will connect and disconnect temporary electric service at no cost until a permanent electric meter is installed.
PG&E’s Customer Connections allows you to submit, track and manage your applications for:

Complete your application in Customer Connections Online
Go to https://www3.pge.com/ccoweb/#/login

Find a General Building Contractor
To get a list of licensed contractors in any area of California, simply enter either a city or zip code and pick the license classification you want.
You’ll get a randomly generated list of all eligible contractors in that license classification whose CSLB license of record is in the area you entered.
https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/ZipCodeSearch.aspx