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June 1 has been set as the deadline of private cleanup of fire debris removal for Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County residential property owners whose homes were destroyed by the 2020 Walbridge, Glass or Meyers fires and submitted applications for the private debris removal cleanup option as an alternative to the state-managed program are the only ones facing this deadline.

Those who have signed up for the private debris removal option will receive a letter from the city or county reminding them of the deadline and why the timely removal of hazardous debris at all burn sites is a necessity.

For those properties that fail to meet the deadline, the city and county may issue penalties and take action to make sure toxic ash and other hazardous materials or debris are removed from all properties in the burn areas.

This deadline is to help protect property owners, neighborhoods and local watersheds.

The county offers additional information on debris removal online.