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Pfeiffer Fire Recovery Information



Assessment Team Postings on Pfeiffer Fire Properties

Notice of the Damage Assessment Team findings will be posted on properties evaluated as follows:

  1. No Notice: No evaluation by the Damage Assessment Team

  2. Green Notice: No apparent damage by fire

  3. Yellow Notice: Apparent fire damage, possible hazard, limited occupancy allowed.

  4. Red Notice: Unsafe to occupy

Yellow and red notices should contain reasoning for the posting, except for total loss.

Fire Damage Assessment General Information

Clean Up

For questions regarding repair and recovery of water, waste water systems as well as hazardous materials and debris removal, please call (831) 755-4505. For the weekend and holidays, staff can be paged at (831) 754-7391 (after the beeps enter the call back number followed by the # sign).

Staff will be available to provide guidance and can also arrange free on-site consultations for specific environmental health issues upon request. Construction and repair of wells and septic systems under the authority of the County may not require permit fees if waived by the board of supervisors under emergency criteria.

What to do after a fire emergency

Fire Health Information

Monterey County Environmental Health

Post Fire Restoration

Water Supply Information

Post Fire Storm Preparation

Preparing for Winter Following Fire

Hazards from Mudslides


County Recovery Team will be available to answer questions relative to rebuilding structures and/or allowing temporary residences. For inquiries related to repair or reconstruction of structures damaged or destroyed by the Pfeiffer Fire, please call
(831) 755-5200.

Disaster Rebuild Application

Recovery Information/Scam Protection

Contractors State License Board Hotline for disaster victims only:


Small Business Administration establishes Big Sur Disaster Loan Outreach Center


Small Business Administration Fact Sheet Disaster Loans


Disaster Assistance Loan Types


Small Business Administration Services


"After the fire" Tips to avoid insurance scams


Debris Removal & Construction Scams - Contractors State License Board - The Red Guide to Recovery resource handbook for disaster survivors


Community Services

Red Cross Hotline for Big Sur Fire 831-320-9989




C4Yourself - An online application system for CalWORKS, CalFresh (Food Stamps) and Medi-Cal.


2-1-1/United Way Monterey County


Community Action Partnership Homeless Services Resource Guide


Pfeiffer Fire Recovery Guidelines Report to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors


Pfeiffer Fire Information from US Forest Service




Page last updated on January 27, 2014 03:43 PM  


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