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Redwood Complex Fire Resources & Information

- NEW, Cal Fire Arrested a man who allegedly set fires in Mendocino and Lake County. 
To read more about it go to:
- NEW: October 11: Redwood Valley Fire Recovery Rebuilding Meeting, 6:30pm Eagle Peak Middle School.  Meeting hosted by Congressman Huffman, State Senator McGuire and Assemblyman Wood and the County of Mendocino. Topic: County Water District Project. (This is from the Ukiah Daily Journal of September 28, 2018)
- To read the latest US Forest Service related incident information, visit:
- To read the latest CalFire related incident information, visit:
- June 8, 2018: CalFire issued its report regarding the causes of the many October fires.  To read said report visit:
- March 24, 2018, Free Redwood Fire Rebuild Expo, Mendocino College, took place.  For more information visit:
Fire Recovery Community Meetings are held on Wednesdays at the Eagle Peak Cafeteria (8601 West Road, Redwood Valley) at 6:30pm.  Here are the dates of such meetings: February 21 (that meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, February 22! CongressmanHuffman and State Senator McGuire were in attendance), March 21, April 18, May 16. (from North Coast Opportunities).
-To see the video of the February 22 meeting (video provided by The Mendocino Voice) visit:
-To see the video of the March 21 meeting (video provided by Mendocino County) visit:
- The Redwood Valley Grange hosted an event, January 19 to 21 called: "Rising From the Ashes, Tools for Managing Change and Scarcity in the Aftermath of the Fires" the Presenter is Jeff Goebel. For more information visit:
-  Here is the all encompassing informational web page regarding fire recovery, from Mendocino County.
- To see the videos of the various meetings held by county officials since the fire go to:
-The November 8, 2017, Redwood Valley Community Meeting regarding insurance questions related to the fire. Here it is on YouTube:
- The Second Redwood Valley Community meeting took place November 1, at Eagle Peak.  For more information:
- November 15th: Mendocino Farm Bureau held a Post Fire Agricultural and Rural Property Resource Meeting
- Google Earth has up-dated its aerial photos of Redwood Valley and Potter Valley.  You can see the amount of devastation from the air on Google Earth.
- The California Fire Safe Council has a nice website regarding recovery efforts in our county. For more information visit the link below:
- Do you have trees that burned but have not fallen to the ground? The Natural Resource Conservation Service has some advice for you (pdf format):
After October 30, 2017 you can go to
or call: 800-621-FEMA (3362)
You will need: Social Security number (one per household), address of home or damaged apartment, description of the damage, information about insurance coverage, telephone number, mailing address, Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds.
- Did you lose your important immigration documents in the recent fires? Click on the following Official USCIS link:
- Did you lose your US Passport in the recent fires? Click on the following official Department of State link to get Form DS-82 (pdf format):
-Did you lose birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other civil registry related documents as well as deeds etc... Click on the Mendocino County Recorder's office link:
- Did you lose your home, car and other things?  Click on the official FEMA link:
- Did you lose your social security card? Click on the official Social Security link to find out hours and so forth:
- Do you need more information? Her is a very comprehensive web page by California's District 2 Assembly Member Jim Wood's office:
- Para ciudadanos Mexicanos que han perdido documentos importantes (pasaporte Mexicano, matricula, etc...) en los fuegos forestales llama al (415) 699-1885 y para leer el comunicado de prensa del consulado general de Mexico en San Francisco haciendo click a bajo:
- If you wish to make a financial donation, click on the following link:
- Here are the "Quick Links" from Congressman Jared Huffman's website (pdf format):
- Here is the link to Congressman Jared Huffman's office's very comprehensive "Resource Guide: October 2017 Wildfires" (pdf format)
- To visit the Mendocino County Fire information web page at this link:
-To read the Local Assistance Center flyer click on the link below (in English):
- For the victims of the Sulfure Fire Local Assistance Center visit this web page:
 --- For more information as to what is happening around the valley visit the Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Council's web site:
- The North Coast Opportunity (NCO) provides financial assistance to those affected by the fires through their Fire Relief Fund. To visit their website, click on this link:
- The Mendocino Voice website has more information too, click on the link below:
- People affected by the fires in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley have set up a Facebook Group called Potter Valley/Redwood Valley Fire--2017 Mendocino Lake Complex:  Here is the link to that Facebook group:
- The Mendocino County Debris Removal Right-to-Entry Permit form (pdf format)
- The reason for the use of such a permit is explained here:
- The official information regarding the above mentioned Debris Removal Right-to-Entry Permit from the Mendocino County:
- The California Department of Social Services published guides for victims of the recent wildfires (general information).
 Guide to Disaster Assistance to Californians:
Guide to Disaster Assistance to Immigrant Californians:
Guia de Servicios de Asistancia por Desastres para Californianos Immigrantes:
- Cal Fresh recipients: If you are a current CalFresh recipient affected by the disaster and you meet the household eligibility requirements listed below, please contact Mendocino County's Health and Human Services for additional information on how to request supplemental disaster benefits. Here is the link:

If you are a new applicant affected by the disaster, meet the household eligibility requirements listed on the website below, and you would like to apply for D-CalFresh, you can apply in person at your local County Welfare Department or other designated D-CalFresh application site.
Press release from the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency: CalFresh Food Benefits Available for California Fire Victims:
-To see the whole (2 hours 35 minutes) October 24, community meeting held in Redwood Valley's Grange, as well as to find out about the Disaster Assistance Center (just south of Fowler's Dealership) click on the link below:
More information will be added as we find it.  Thank you!
Remember: Never give your personal information over the phone or online unless you initiated the contact.  Also, governmental agencies will not call you and ask for money. If someone calls you and says that they are from the IRS or any other agency and request money from you, it's a scam!
(The above list was up-dated on 10/04/2018)
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