2022 Incidents

Requested Support

State of Emergency Proclamations


State Employee Assistance

As a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits. As a reminder, state employees can find information on fire resources on EAP website home page at here and can call EAP toll free number (1-866-327-4762) to access services any time of the day or night.

Information Sheet: Resources for State Employees Impacted by Recent Fires (PDF)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Administrative Time Off (ATO)
  • Leave of Absence (LOA)
  • Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disasters
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI)/Paid Family Leave (PFL) & Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
  • Savings Plus Accounts (401k/457b)
  • Magellan Wildfire Resources
  • Group Legal Services Insurance
  • VSP Vision Care
Small Business Administration

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Oak Fire that began July 22, 2022, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s authorized representative, Mark Ghilarducci, on Aug. 6, 2022.

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 2.935 percent for businesses, 1.875 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.688 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

The deadline to apply for property damage is Oct. 10, 2022. The deadline to apply for economic injury is May 9, 2023.

Learn more here: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Businesses and Residents Affected by the Oak Fire

Debris Removal

The State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program has two phases:

In Phase I, local government, state and federal agencies have organized teams of experts and contractors to inspect the property and assess, make safe, and/or remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health, animals, and the environment such as batteries, herbicides, pesticides, propane tanks, asbestos siding, and paints. Phase I is automatic and includes all residential properties that have been destroyed by the fires.

In Phase II, local, state and federal officials will coordinate to conduct fire-related debris removal from the property elected to participate in the State Program by signing a Right-of-Entry Form.

Learn more about those efforts below.

Phase 1: Household Hazardous Waste

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is mobilizing resources at the direction of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for emergency Phase 1 cleanup operations to remove Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), such as paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, pesticides, compressed cylinders and tanks, and easily identifiable asbestos, from properties impacted by 2022 wildfires.

The public can track the progress of statewide wildfire hazardous waste cleanup on a real-time 2022 dashboard mapping system. Information will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available.

Learn more here.

Phase 2: Debris Removal

Siskiyou County Fires

  1. Debris removal from the McKinney, Mill, and Mountain Fires is being managed by Cal OES and CalRecycle at the request of Siskiyou County.
  2. Enrollment: Property owners can enroll in the Phase 2 debris removal program by submitting a Right of Entry Permit to Siskiyou County, which is available here:
    1. Mill and Mountain Fires: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/environmentalhealth/page/mill-and-mountain-fire-cleanup
    2. McKinney Fire: https://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/environmentalhealth/page/mckinney-fire-cleanup
  3. Dashboard: You can follow along with our work in Siskiyou County at our online dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/314ceb07ad664250a0e2f75edf95c51b


Mosquito Fire

  1. Debris removal from the Mosquito Fire is being managed by Placer and El Dorado counties, in coordination with Cal OES.
  2. Enrollment:  Property owners can enroll in the Phase 2 debris removal program by submitting a Right of Entry Permit to their county government, which is available here:
    1. Placer County: https://www.placer.ca.gov/8274/Debris-Removal
    2. El Dorado County: https://www.edcgov.us/wildfire/Pages/Mosquito-Fire-Right-of-Entry.aspx


Oak Fire

  1. Debris removal from the Oak Fire is being managed by Mariposa County, in coordination with Cal OES.
  2. Enrollment:  Enrollment in the Phase 2 debris removal program is now closed.
  3. Dashboard:  You can following along with debris removal in Mariposa County with their online dashboard: https://tt-emi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/5db9ddad8a79494ea66a67d2235e269d