TULARE, Calif. - According to the Visalia Times-Delta, Tulare County is responsible for $814,033 of damages due to the Cedar Fire.
Tim Lutz, Tulare Couty Health and Human Services Agency fiscal operations director, shared the estimated local response cost.
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According to Lutz, Fire Management Assistance Grant and the California Fire Assistance Agreement are expected to reimburse the county $548,302, which is 67 percent of the total county cost.
Cedar Fire began in Kern County, burning over 30,000 acres. It then spread to Tulare County on August 18.
Franciso De La Cruz, 25, was killed by a drunk driver near Highway 119 and Stine Road, Sunday morning.
A man was critically injured after he was struck by a car in Northeast Bakersfield Thursday night.
The man arrested in the deadly crash on Taft Highway this weekend was in court this afternoon.