Lobo and McCourtney Fire Recovery

Nearly 30 homes were destroyed during the Lobo and McCourtney fires in October. Nevada County is helping connect residents who lost their homes to services and information to assist in the recovery process.

Connect with Services

Nevada County wants to keep everyone informed as resources are secured to help our community members recover from the Lobo and McCourtney fires. If you have suffered property damage from the fires, please 211 Connecting Point  by dialing 211 to be connected with services, and find more recovery information on our Resources and Services web page or Cal OES' Wildfire Recovery website.

Recovery Centers and Resources

Local Assistance Center (LAC)

A Local Assistance Center (LAC) was open from on October 17th at 1020 McCourtney Road Suite C in Grass Valley. Affected residents can easily find information on the federal, state, and local resources at the LAC on our Resources from the LAC web page to help start the recovery process. A tri-county Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) and Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) located in Marysville closed in November. Many of the resources provided at the DRC and the DROC can  also be found on our Resources from the LAC web page.

Revisiting Disaster Assistance Ineligibility

Even though the deadlines for FEMA's Disaster Assistance and the Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loans has passed on December 11th, residents who applied but received a determination letter of ineligibility still may be eligible. 

Applications often get denied by FEMA for a lack of information to continue processing the information such as insurance settlement letters, proof of residency or ownership of a damaged property, or simply not signing the required documents.

If you have received a determination letter of ineligibility you can contact FEMA to find out how to appeal the decision or submit any required documents by:

  • Phone: call FEMA at 1(800) 621-3362 or TTY 1(800) 462-7585
  • Online: visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or use the FEMA app on your smart phone

For more information on revisiting FEMA’s decision to grant Disaster Assistance, please see FEMA’s news release.