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Filing an Civil Lawsuit for Losses Caused by the Camp Fire


In Butte County at the northern end of California, the Camp Fire continues to rage across thousands upon thousands of acres. At this time, it is approximately 66% contained. The number of people who have lost their lives has increased to 77. At least another 993 people have been reported missing by their loved ones, many of whom have been missing since the first days of the wildfire. The numbers have marked the Camp Fire as the worst wildfire in the history of California.

Statistics of devastation from the Camp Fire at this time:

  • 151,000 acres burned
  • 77 confirmed fatalities
  • 993 people reported missing
  • More than 15,000 structures destroyed including 11,700 homes

Authorities have reduced evacuation orders in Hamlin Canyon and Lower Neal. Residents can return to the area with proper identification, such as driver’s licenses or proof of mailing address. The general public will be allowed to return shortly after residents, but authorities are issuing a strict warning of fire dangers.

Traffic is not permitted to travel north of:

  • Skyway to Tuscan Ridge
  • Neal Road to Wayland Road
  • Wayland Road to Foster Road

Initial investigations and news reports have tentatively implicated Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) as a party potentially liable for the Camp Fire. A report about the fire from PG&E also inferred to the company’s pending liability. According to the utility company, reports of a damaged transmission tower in Butte County were received mere minutes before fire departments were notified of the Camp Fire.

(To learn more about the ongoing wildfires in California, you can click here and here to view news articles from CBS News and The New York Times, respectively.)

Camp Fire Affects Our Law Firm, Too – But We Are Strong for Our Clients

At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, our hearts truly go out to all the people affected by the Camp Fire. Three of our own team members and some past clients lost their homes, and more of us were given mandatory evacuation orders. We are here to personally do whatever we can to help them and others find a sense of security and peace of mind again when the ongoing disaster comes to an end. Backed by impressive legal experience and strengthen by our genuine connection to those who have lost so much in the Camp Fire, we are ready to make sure their insurance and injury claims are handled efficiently and in a way that helps guarantee they receive the compensation to which they are entitled. Together, as a community, we can persevere.

Please call (530) 413-0245 to arrange a free initial case evaluation with a legal team who really cares about your future.

[Updated: 11/19/2018]

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