Assistance For Lake and Bobcat Wildfires.
The Lake and Bobcat wildfires that broke out in August and early September of 2020 devastated the Los Angeles County communities of Juniper Hills, Valyermo, and Pearblossom. Approximately 257 structures were either damaged or destroyed. Wildfire survivors have been recovering since then and the County has been engaged in coordinating federal, state and local assistance programs to support these communities.
Los Angeles County is partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide a fire debris removal program with no direct cost to Lake and Bobcat wildfire survivors. Subject matter experts from Los Angeles County’s Public Works are available for interviews to discuss the program and other debris removal options.
This no direct cost option for wildfire survivors is particularly important given the economic hardships faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokespersons are available for one-on-one media interviews in English and Spanish to explain the debris removal program and take questions. Interviews are available Monday, January 4 through Thursday, January 7, and other dates may be available if requested. Interviews can be conducted in English and Spanish via phone or via video call on ZOOM, FaceTime or MS Teams.
To book, please email RecoveryPIO@ceooem.lacounty.gov and include several preferred dates and times for the interview