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Center To Aid Auburn Fire Victims

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announces the establishment of a local assistance center to help victims of the 49 fire in Placer County.
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday announced the establishment of a local assistance center to help victims of the 49 fire in Placer County.

The center will open on at 9 a.m. Tuesday and will provide information on state and local services to assist those who have been impacted by this event.

“My thoughts are with the people of Placer County who have suffered tremendous loss as a result of the 49 fire,” said Schwarzenegger. “This assistance center will help provide individuals with important resources and valuable information regarding services to help them recover from this fire.”

Location: 11517 F Street, Building 323B, Auburn

Hours: Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Placer County has requested the following Federal, State and local agencies to provide assistance:

  • California Emergency Management Agency
  • Contractor's State Licensing Board (CSLB)
  • Department of Insurance (DOI) -- Consumer Assistance and Investigations Unit
  • Department of Public Health -- Vital Records
  • Employment Development Department
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California Board of Equalization
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Various Non-Profit Agencies
  • County of Placer

The California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) is supporting this effort through the Individual Assistance Section. On Sunday, Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency in Placer County as a result of the 49 fire, which has burned over 275 acres to date.

In May, Schwarzenegger issued an executive order mobilizing the California Department of Forestry and Cal Fire to secure and deploy the additional resources and personnel necessary to save lives and protect homes from wildfires in this fire season.

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