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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.

PG&E Tower Inspected Only From Aerial View, According to Records

As investigations into the Paradise, CA Camp Fire culpability continue to unfold, records reviewed by NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit indicate that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may not have thoroughly inspected its equipment that allegedly sparked the deadly wildfire. Records reviewed by the Unit show that in the decade prior to the November 2018 Camp Fire, PG&E had only inspected a 100-year old electrical transmission tower from the air, and it was not clear the last time anyone actually scaled the tower to inspect the structure more closely. An aerial view of the tower does not provide “enough information to determine the structural integrity, the corrosion of the tower or the fittings that are holding things together,” noted State Senator Jerry Hill. Currently, the California Public Utilities Commission is investigating whether PG&E is responsible for the Camp Fire that killed 86 people and burned thousands of structures.

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.

61 New FEMA Trailers to House Survivors of CA Camp Fire

Chico, CA Silver Dollar Fairgrounds will soon be filled with over five dozen Federal Emergency Management Agency RV trailers to house victims displaced by the November 2018 Camp Fire. Construction is slated to take place soon, and residents will be able to move in about a month later. Meanwhile, 350 more FEMA modular or mobile homes are to be built in an industrial park in Gridley, with dozens more homes planned to be set up in Chico in the next three months. 40 families are living in FEMA RVs located at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, and over 75 trailers have been constructed at the Bidwell Canyon Marina in Oroville, the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, and at the Glenn County Fairgrounds and an RV park in Orland.

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 Claims Checks Bounce

Many PG&E customers who suffered from the devastating fires in Northern California were unable to cash compensation checks issued by the California utility giant. The San Francisco-based company declared bankruptcy in January 2019, as it may be liable for billions of dollars’ worth of damages caused by wildfires that blazed throughout California last year. Dozens of checks issued to PG&E customers have bounced in light of the company’s bankruptcy announcement.

Grant & Eisenhofer has extensive experience in litigation arising out of major bankruptcies and other insolvency matters. Our attorneys have sought and obtained substantial recoveries for clients through the reorganization process.

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.

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