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Drinking Water Deemed Unsafe After Paradise, CA Camp Fire

In the aftermath of the November 2018 Camp Fire that blazed through Paradise, CA, residents are facing another obstacle as they try to rebuild their lives in their hometown: unsafe drinking water. The fire that destroyed thousands of buildings and vehicles contaminated drinking water pipes, as toxic chemicals seeped underground. While the extent of the damage is being investigated, utility executives estimate that repairing the water system could take several years.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

Health Guidelines for Re-opening Businesses after Camp Fire

Butte County Environmental Health has announced a set of guidelines to ensure customer safety as food establishments are re-opened following the deadly Camp Fire of November 2018 that destroyed 19,000 commercial properties, residences, and other structures. Prior to conducting business, food facilities in Camp Fire affected areas that do not exclusively sell pre-packaged food will be required to have their facility cleaned by a professional cleaning service, verify a source of drinkable water, and pass a free, routine health inspection. Food establishments in Paradise must pass additional sanitation, fire and building inspections.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim. We offer free consultations.

PG&E Admits Its Equipment Likely Caused Camp Fire

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) said it is “probable” that its equipment caused the 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. Following allegations of poor equipment maintenance, the company cited a damaged tower as the Camp Fire’s likely origin. PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January 2019 to cover potential liabilities following two years of devastating wildfires across Northern California. The Camp Fire in Butte County was the most destructive wildfire in California history, killing 86 people and destroying 19,000 properties.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a free, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Water Contamination in Camp Fire Burn Area

State officials of Butte County, California have warned residents not to use tap water due to possible contamination following the Camp Fire. Unsafe levels of bacteria and chemicals were found in recent tests of storm water runoff. Officials are recommending that Camp Fire victims with shallow wells have their water tested for pollutants such as iron and aluminum. 

The fatal Camp Fire burned through Butte County, California in November 2018, devastating 19,000 properties.  If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a free, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Temporary Housing for Camp Fire Survivors May be Built in Chico

A temporary housing project has been proposed to shelter victims of the Paradise, CA Camp Fire that raged through Butte County in November 2018. 48 furnished one to three bedroom homes are proposed to be built on a 13-acre plot of land located at Hegan Lane Business Park in Chico. The temporary housing project would take four months to construct, and tenants would be eligible to reside there for up to two years.

The proposal aims to maintain the Butte County community by providing housing to survivors. “Some people have given up and I know folks who have moved to Austin or Oregon or Atlanta. And these are people we’re losing from the economy, losing from our community,” said Nathaniel Perry, a longtime Chico resident.

If you and your family suffered damages during the Camp Fire, please contact one of our attorneys today at (866) 265-0874 for a free, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

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