Nevada County, Calif. October 16, 2017 – Nevada County will be opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) for residents who suffered property damage from the Lobo and McCourtney Fires tomorrow, October 17th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1020 McCourtney Road Suite C in Grass Valley. If transportation is needed, the County can provide pick-up and drop-off for the event. Transportation can be scheduled by calling (530) 265-1218.

At the LAC, residents affected by the fires can find resources to assist them with clean-up of their property, find if they are eligible for Individual Assistance from FEMA, and find more information about the rebuilding process. In addition, assistance with replacing important documents such as Drivers Licenses and Birth Certificates will be available.

Nevada County would also like to remind residents that State regulations require that burned materials must not be moved from their original location in order to receive free clean-up services. The County is working with State agencies to provide hazardous debris removal services for individual properties as soon as this week. Forms and information will be available tomorrow at the LAC about receiving this free service.

Residents who have been affected by the fires also can find out if they are eligible for Disaster CalFRESH and may receive extra benefits to their EBT cards.

Representatives from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Nevada County Environmental Health, Nevada County Social Services, Nevada County Behavioral Health, Red Cross, and Salvation Army will be at tomorrow’s Nevada County LAC to connect affected residents with services.

For more information subscribe to the County’s Wildfire Updates online, visit the Office of Emergency Services on the County’s website, call (530) 265-1218, or visit Fire Information Kiosk in the lobby of Nevada County’s Community Development Agency at the Rood Center at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City.