Oregon Debris Wildfire Removal Task Force prepares for second cleanup phase

The Oregon Wildfire Debris Removal Task Force is preparing for the second phase of cleaning up the eight counties impacted by the September wildfires.

Posted: Dec 30, 2020 5:54 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- In January, crews will begin removing hazardous trees and ash and debris from wildfire impacted properties.

This includes mobile home parks, businesses and other structures.

The state is providing the work at no cost to owners.

Officials say their goal is to do the work efficiently and safely so that communities can get ready to rebuild.

“It’s just heartbreaking to see how these communities have been impacted,” said Tony Andersen, strategic communications director for Oregon Wildfire Recovery and Debris Management Task Force. “Our work really helps provide the first step in rebuilding Oregon communities.”

The state estimates the cleanup will take 6-18 months to complete.

The Wildfire Debris Removal Task Force will give updates on timing as more contractors become available.

If you need your property cleaned up, you won’t have to worry about a deadline.

Oregon has removed the deadline to submit paperwork and other information.

Andersen says they want to accommodate the broad range of needs and requests from property owners.

They’re also continuing to do outreach to make sure people know their services are available.

“We have found sort of like that a hard deadline doesn't necessarily support the flexibility for working with property owners and our county partners,” Andersen said.

The task force is encouraging people to submit their right of entry form and property debris removal questionnaire.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Multnomah37830583
Washington25279229
Marion21739306
Clackamas17107209
Lane12799145
Jackson10716135
Deschutes866973
Umatilla814084
Linn479867
Yamhill441175
Klamath430861
Polk369952
Malheur349861
Josephine330268
Douglas322070
Benton302619
Jefferson216734
Coos204633
Columbia170526
Union144423
Lincoln137020
Wasco137028
Hood River117930
Morrow110015
Crook106520
Clatsop9738
Baker94614
Curry6459
Tillamook6363
Grant5065
Lake4447
Harney3378
Wallowa1825
Gilliam621
Sherman581
Wheeler281
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Cases: 3757115

Reported Deaths: 62280
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Los Angeles123542224008
Riverside2990644587
San Bernardino2965144697
San Diego2777593725
Orange2707055005
Santa Clara1188512085
Kern1089931373
Sacramento1041761672
Fresno1016251684
Alameda875851545
Ventura808421011
San Joaquin730091391
Contra Costa68503804
Stanislaus619161055
Tulare49554839
Monterey43563382
San Mateo41844568
San Francisco36616543
Santa Barbara34306453
Solano32752249
Merced31743458
Sonoma29975318
Imperial28352721
Kings22965246
Placer22550290
San Luis Obispo21282260
Madera16439242
Santa Cruz16188206
Marin14034228
Yolo13875209
Shasta12071226
Butte11943199
El Dorado10111112
Napa984981
Sutter9411111
Yuba622146
San Benito604863
Lassen569824
Tehama555358
Nevada470775
Tuolumne412364
Mendocino406149
Humboldt393539
Amador365147
Lake346743
Glenn238125
Colusa223016
Siskiyou218123
Calaveras212153
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Del Norte13678
Mono12804
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