Northern California Wildfires

Rohnert Park, CA - Region IX

Site Contact:

Public Information Officer

R9WildfiresPIO@epa.gov

Rohnert Park, CA 94928
response.epa.gov/northern-california-wildfires



See our story map for detailed status of EPA's work on properties in fire-affected areas of Napa and Sonoma counties.

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre el trabajo de EPA recolectando residuos peligrosos domésticos de propiedades afectadas por los inciendos, favor de ver las hojas de datos en español de EPA “Repuesta al incendio a Napa y Sonoma” y “Protegiendo a usted y a su familia de asbesto” o contáctenos al correo electrónico R9WildfiresPIO@epa.gov. ¡Y también tenga cuidado con los estafadores!

ALERT:

EPA has learned that people affected by the fires may be receiving fraudulent calls from individuals posing as EPA staff and asking for financial information or offering grant awards. Learn more about what to do if this happens to you.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its state and local partners in the ongoing joint response to multiple fires in Northern California.

EPA is leading the survey, collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) at nearly 7,000 residential and commercial parcels affected by the fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. This work will clear the way for proper removal of ash and debris, allowing the rebuilding process to begin.

EPA teams are continuing work throughout Sonoma and Napa counties. As of late November, EPA has completed removal of HHW from more than 95% of fire-affected parcels.

Image from Story Map


Click here for a story map that shows in detail the status of EPA’s work on properties in the fire-affected areas.

HHW includes leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic. Products such as paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, herbicides and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special handling and disposal.

These efforts will reduce potential threats to public health and safety and allow safe removal of solid waste, debris and ash in the fire-affected areas. EPA will coordinate with cities and counties to keep communities informed about the status of the Agency's HHW collection activities.

EPA has been tasked with a FEMA mission assignment to assess, collect and dispose of HHW, as well hazardous drums and containers, in Sonoma and Napa counties.





Background:

Fires began burning on October 8 in multiple counties of Northern California. EPA is coordinating with federal, state and local agencies, including FEMA and the California Environmental Protection Agency, on response operations.


For additional information, visit the Notices section.