Earlier today, Jackson County Emergency Operations Center and FEMA held a press conference where they presented an update for cleaning up areas burned in the Almeda Fire.
Right of Entry forms have been sent to each property owner that lost property in the fire. The forms must be completed and returned before a third-party can legally enter the property to begin debris removal.
Removed debris will be moved temporarily to the Boise Cascade facility in Central Point until a permanent location is chosen.
The county has multiple options to decide how to go about clean up.John Vial, Director of Jackson County Emergency Operations Center, says, “The county is leaning towards selecting option two where the state completes this work for us and we would participate with them with a local debris management task force that we can set the staging and sequencing of the work so we can kind of control how the work is done as far as going from this subdivision to this subdivision etc."
The estimated cost for cleanup is $186 million dollars.
Vial also noted that the Red Cross shelter is now no longer at the Jackson County Expo. It vacated around 10 o'clock this morning and the building is now closed and has been sanitized. Some RV campers are still there until more permanent RV camping space is established. There have been no overnight guests at the indoor shelter for the past several nights.