According to CalRecycle waste management engineer Wes Minderman, although at least 32 crews are working in the clean up area, they have only completed about 28% of the properties(779 registered and 216 completed.) Some property owners are concerned about the status of hazardous material inspections and removal. According to the Butte Fire Clean Up website debris removal was suspended on November 15th. but Mr. Minderman explains that the suspension was temporary and resumed as soon as weather permitted.
Currently the crews are focusing on the center of the fire area where management fears that they will lose access: Jesus Maria, Baker Riley, and Hawver areas. Mr. Minderman and his staff are willing to answer any questions at 916-341-6320. If you would like current information about your property and the hazmat debris removal, contact Natalie Lee the Butte Fire Debris Removal Planning Chief at 916-835-7478.