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Wildfire Assistance Program Offers Aid to Survivors of Northern California Fires


In 2017 and 2018, a large portion of Northern California was destroyed by a series of wildfires. The cause of many of the fires was attributed to the negligence of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

PG&E is responsible for paying millions of dollars in compensation to the survivors of the wildfires. A separate initiative, the Wildfire Assistance Program, aims to provide assistance to survivors in need. The Program is administered by Cathy Yanni, who was appointed by the United State Bankruptcy Court as the party responsible for allocating the $105 million fund provided by PG&E.

The program specifies that the fund is targeted to survivors of the “Atlas, Adobe, Blue, Camp, Cascade, Cherokee, Honey, LaPorte, Lobo, Maacama, McCourtney, Nuns, Norrbom, Partrick, Pocket, Point, Pressley, Pythian, Redwood, Sulphur, Tubbs and ‘37’ Fires.”

If you were impacted by the fires in Northern California and are in need of assistance, you can file a claim with the Wildfire Assistance Program through their website. Claimants can submit their case independently, but it is best to hire an attorney to protect your rights.

The Wildfire Assistance Program began accepting claims on August 15, 2019, and started administering payments to eligible claimants on August 30, 2019. They are still accepting claim form submissions until November 15, 2019. The final payments will be issued by January 15, 2020.

The attorneys of the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley are representing the survivors of the Camp Fire in Paradise, a tragedy that is close to home for us and has personally impacted our lives. We understand the devastation the wildfires caused, and are committed to helping your recover. Contact us to discuss your case.

Our free consultations are available 24/7 via phone at (530) 413-0245. Or, you can submit your information through our contact form to schedule a time to speak.

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