Fire Recovery Information
The City will be using this page to provide the most up-to-date information on the recovery efforts from the Hill and Woolsey fires for affected residents, and for posting important forms and documents for owners of fire damaged/destroyed properties. Another site is available for county unincorporated residents.
Farnoush Levers at (805) 449-2421 has been designated the City’s Fire Recovery Concierge to assist property owners in recovering and rebuilding as quickly as possible.
Phase 1 Cleanup (removal of hazardous waste)
This phase of cleanup of hazardous waste on fire damaged properties is ongoing and is expected to be finished in late December. A sign will be posted on the property when the cleanup is finished indicating that the visible and accessible hazardous waste has been removed. Additional hazardous waste may still be on the property, so homeowners should take precautions.
Phase 2 Cleanup (removal of fire damaged structural debris and ash)
For fully-destroyed structures there are two options:
B) Local (City) Program (Complete Local Debris Removal Program Application Forms) - deadline to apply is extended to February 8, 2019.
For partially-destroyed structures:
B) Exemption: landscape, trees, fences, and structures less than 120 square feet (Complete Exemption Form).
Upon Completion of Local (City) Program, complete and submit:
Underinsured property owners should check out Federal Resources for Under-Insured.
If you have a burned vehicle that you would like to remove, please fill out the Fire Damaged Vehicle form.
If the fire damage to your property was minimal, please follow the instructions in the Exemption for Minor Fire Damage Exemption.
Grading Brochure has helpful information about grading your property.
Local disposal sites for fire debris disposal.
Recycling resources for fire debris recycling.
Helpful links to check licenses and certifications for contractors and consultants.
Guidelines for fire debris removal at residential sites from the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District.