Disaster Recovery

Trinity County has completed damage assessments of properties impacted by the August Complex, and is urging the public to use extreme caution. Any handling of fire debris is highly discouraged, as handling/sifting of fire debris and ash, can be extremely hazardous to human health and the environment (see this link from California Environmental Protection Agency for more information:


Please note that this debris cannot be taken to local solid waste facilities, and has to be removed properly with demolition permits and hazardous waste evaluations. Trinity County has requested assistance from the state’s fire debris removal process and will keep the public updated with this effort. 

Trinity County has been included in the major disaster declaration for the California Wildfires (DR-4558-CA), providing access to Public Assistance and Individual Assistance. FEMA's individual assistance program provides grants to help eligible survivors with financial assistance that may include rent, home repair, home replacement and other disaster-related needs such as childcare, medical and dental expenses. Apply for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency online at www.disasterassistance.gov; by downloading the FEMA app to a smartphone or tablet; or by calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Pacific.

American Red Cross is accepting applications for disaster assistance. If your home sustained major damage or was destroyed due to the recent California wildfires, you may qualify for financial assistance. To start your application, dial 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and press option 4. Due to amount of callers, there might be some delay on reaching the call agent. Please remain on the line to complete your application. DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE IS OCTOBER 31, 2020.



If you are a property owner and would like more information, please call 530-623-8223 or email hhs.disasterrecovery@trinitycounty.org. Be sure to provide your property address, parcel number (APN), and phone number. County staff will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please be aware that damage assessment is underway and information about your property may not yet be available.  


Helpful Recovery Services and forms are listed here :



Fire Information:



Fire Information Board Locations:

Platina Store — 4554 State Route 36W, Platina, CA
Harrison Gulch Guard Station — 2555 State Route 36W, Platina, CA
Wildwood Inn and RV Park — 2721 Wildwood Rd, Wildwood, CA
Post Mountain Rd — Post Mountain Rd & State Route 36W, Post Mountain, CA
South Fork Mountain Vista — Horse Ridge Lookout Rd & State Route 36W, Mad River, CA
The Watering Hole (Mad River Burger Bar) — 2515 State Route 36W, Mad River, CA
Mad River Ranger Station — 741 State Route 36W, Mad River, CA
Southern Trinity High School — 600 Van Duzen Rd, Mad River, CA
Dinsmore Store — 43819 State Route 36W, Bridgeville, CA
Hayfork Ranger Station — 111 Trinity Street, Hayfork, CA


Press Releases:

Press Release - Environmental Health - September 22, 2020.pdf 

Press Release - Clean Air Centers - October 2, 2020 

Press Release - August Complex Damage Assessment - October 6, 2020

Press Release - August Complex Damage Assessment - October 9, 2020

Press Release - Local Assistance Center - October 26, 2020

Press Release - Debris Removal - October 28, 2020