Tulare County responsible for $814,033 of damages from Cedar Fire

Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 13:43:09-04

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.