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.