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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Doug LaMalfa 1st District of California

Oct 20, 2020

Press Release

(Loyalton, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after President Trump amended the federal Major Disaster Declaration in California to include Sierra County, making them eligible for direct federal funding, including Public Assistance, to assist with disaster recovery following damages from the Loyalton Fire.

The Loyalton Fire was contained on September 14th, 2020. It burned 47,029 acres and destroyed 35 structures in Lassen, Plumas, and Sierra Counties.

LaMalfa said: “Due to the valiant efforts from front line firefighters, the Loyalton Fire has been fully contained. Recovery has begun, and for rural areas with already scarce resources, it will be an expensive process. The Trump Administration has once again kept their promise to help our disaster-stricken region by including Sierra County in the federal Major Disaster Declaration. I appreciate his dedication to helping our local governments rebuild and recover from wildfire.”

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