Wildfire Recovery & Rebuilding

General Recovery Information

General information about Carr fire recovery and rebuilding efforts can be found on this page. Details about the Disaster Recovery Center, resources to assist you in making initial decisions about your personal recovery, and guidance on rebuilding as that information is decided will be provided here.

The Disaster Recover Center (DRC) has transitioned to the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC). The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance has passed, but SBA remains in our area to assist residents with options for rebuilding.

The DLOC will be staffed by SBA representatives who are available to help in explaining, applying for and closing approved disaster loans.

The DLOC is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the former K-Mart building at 2685 Hilltop Drive (through Friday 10/5).

The DLOC will reopen Tuesday 10/9 at the First Christian Church of Redding at 3590 Placer Street.

Burned vehicle

Wondering what to do with your damaged/destroyed vehicle?

Along with causing damage to homes and other structures, the Carr Fire damaged vehicles as well. This raises the question of how to handle and transport fire damaged vehicles. In an effort to help their customers, some insurance companies are trying to expedite the collection or retrieval of fire damaged vehicles. However, due to the fact that fire damaged vehicles may contain hazardous materials (partially burned batteries, ash, etc.) that need to be contained, some activities related to the retrieval of these vehicles may cause a property to be disqualified from the CalRecycle debris removal program.

Things to know:

  • Prior to transportation or removal, fire damaged vehicles need to be either rinsed or wrapped/tarped in such fashion that debris is not allowed to fly off the vehicle during transport. Failure to do take appropriate action prior to transport is a violation of California Vehicle Code – 23114 (a) and is subject to citation and fine.

  • If rinsing a vehicle prior to transport, the water must remain on the property and is not allowed to flow to gutters, the street or storm drains.

  • Fire damaged vehicles that are removed from the the ash footprint (meaning they were in a garage or shop and there is fire debris on and/or surrounding the vehicle), may disqualify a property from inclusion in the CalRecycle debris removal program. Disqualification would mean the burden to clean the property of all debris would be the sole responsibility of the property owner.

  • Fire damaged vehicles that are in a driveway or on a roadway may be transported after being properly prepared.

  • Property owners who opt out of the CalRecycle debris removal program will be required to include in their work plan an explanation of how they will address the transportation and removal of fire damaged vehicles according to the guidelines above.

  • CalRecyle will remove and dispose of vehicles on the property only after verifying vehicle identification numbers.If you have special instructions regarding the removal of vehicle(s) on your property communicate those on the special instructions page of the Right of Entry (ROE) form.Note that CalRecycle will reach out to you at least 24 to 48 hours before the ash and debris removal phase of the cleanup of your property.


If you have any questions that aren't answered on this site, please review the FAQ. If your question hasn't already been asked and answered, submit your question here.

Shasta County and the City of Redding are receiving a high number of questions. We are working around the clock to respond to questions and get services back to normal. During this time we appreciate your patience and understanding if your questions are not immediately answered.