Last modified on Jan 09, 2018

Ponderosa Fire

Ponderosa Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: January 9, 2018 12:47 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 29, 2017 1:16 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / Butte County Fire 
County: Butte County  
Location: Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown  
Acres Burned - Containment: 4,016 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: none  
Structures Destroyed:54 (32 homes & 22 outbuildings)  
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.
The Local Assistance Center connects residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Ponderosa Fire with resources needed to recover and rebuild. Residents can come to the Local Assistance Center to learn if their home was damaged by the fire and meet with representative from County departments. Residents should bring any form of identification they have available. A form of identification with a photo and the property address would be ideal if it is available. Location Feather Falls Grange, 9 Lumpkin Rd., Feather Falls, CA 95966 Hours of Operation Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Friday, September 8, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Services Providers The following Butte County Departments and Community Based Organizations will have representatives in the Local Assistance Center. Some State agencies may also be available on a limited basis. Butte County Departments and Offices • County Assessor – learn about property tax relief for damaged structures. • Butte County Sheriff’s Office – assisting with notification of damaged homes and providing evacuation and road closure information to help residents go home. • Development Services Building Division • Department of Employment and Social Services– assistance replacing lost food for CalFresh recipients, replace lost cards for CalFresh and Medical, as well as Veterans Services. • Environmental Health Division - wells, septic systems, and hazard materials. Community Based Organizations • Red Cross • Salvation Army  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: Human Caused 
Cooperating Agencies: Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Butte County Fire Department, Butte County, Cal OES, Bureau of Indian Affairs, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Red Cross, California Highway Patrol, US Forest Service, California Department of Parks and Recreation, PG & E, California Conservation Corps, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, Butte Medics, California Department of Transportation, South Feather Water and Power, Yuba County Sheriff, Yuba County OES and Sierra Pacific Industries.  
Long/Lat: -121.30209/39.57701  
Conditions: All evacuations orders and warnings have been lifted as well as road closures. When entering the area, please be cautious of emergency equipment and personnel as they are operating in and around the area. Check the roof and exterior areas for sparks and embers as well as the attic and throughout the house for hidden burning sparks and embers.  
Phone Numbers  (530) 538-7826 (Ponderosa Fire Information Line) 

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