Debris removal program for Erskine fire victims

Posted at 9:14 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 02:39:29-04

Hundreds that lost property in the Erskine fire filled Woodrow Wallace Middle School on Wednesday night to find out how they could get the ashes and debris removed from their properties so they can rebuild their homes.

Kern County Public Health is teaming up with the California State Office of Emergency Services for a program that will clear the debris, whether or not the homeowner had insurance.

Those that didn’t have insurance get the debris removed completely free. If they did have insurance, the amount for debris coverage goes to the state and the rest is taken care of.  All residents have to do is fill out a Debris Removal Right of Entry Permit.

The form must be completed by August 5th to participate in the program and officials say the sooner you fill it out- the faster they can start working.

To fill out the entry permit visit the department of public health website or click here: