July 11, 2017 – A Local Assistance Center will open today at noon at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers Street, for residents whose homes were damaged by the Wall Fire. Residents can come to the Local Assistance Center to learn if their home was damaged by the fire. Residents should bring any form of identification they have available. A form of identification with a photo and the property address would be ideal if it is available.

Butte County will notify residents about their homes and connect them with resources to help deal with any damage or loss of a home. Local and state agencies along with community organizations will assemble to provide help to residents including information about accessing homeowners insurance, steps to rebuild, how to identify personal items, the status of utilities, community and social services, and getting new documents that may have burned in the fire, among other resources.

Please be patient when you arrive at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium tomorrow. Staff at the center will work individually with residents to determine if their homes have been damaged. The resources at the Local Assistance Center are for residents whose homes were damaged. If you know your home was not damaged, but have questions about access to the area, the status of the fire, or road closures, please call the fire information line at (530) 538-7826. Please respect the difficult time this is for those who lost a home in the fire.

The Local Assistance Center will be open today from noon until 7:00 pm and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.