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A Useful Checklist for those Effected by the Thomas Fire

We are getting lists of useful tips on things to do if you are effected by the fire. This list will be posted below to help give a reminder of things to do. We’ll update it with other suggestions.

1. Contact the post office, or get a PO Box 

2. Long term rental search 

3. Make sure you have the tools you need, sturdy boots, gloves, shovels, etc. 


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Tips for Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash and Debris

From the San Diego Chapter of California Landscape Contractors Association:

The local fires have resulted in large volumes of fire ash and debris. When mandatory evacuations are lifted, residents who return to their effected homes and neighborhood should use caution when they come in contact with these materials.


According to the California Department of Health and Human Services, ash deposited by forest fires is relatively non-toxic and similar to ash found in fireplaces,

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Community Meeting On Facebook Live

Tonight’s (12/9/17) Community Meeting at Nordhoff High School, at 7:30 p.m. will be streaming on the City of Ojai’s facebook page, via facebook live. In case of any network outage or technical issues, we will also record the video for later playback on the City’s youtube channel and Channel 10.

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City of Ojai’s Thomas Fire Community Meeting Scheduled for Saturday at 7:30

City of Ojai’s Thomas Fire Community Meeting: The City of Ojai has scheduled a community meeting Saturday, December 8 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nordhoff High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Representatives from Calfire and other agencies will be on hand to speak and/or answer questions. Other agencies will include:

City of Ojai
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
County Fire
County of Ventura Supervisor Steve Bennett’s Office
Other agencies

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Red Cross Shelter Transition Effective Saturday (12/9/17) at 2:00 p.m.

Update: There is not a Red Cross meeting tomorrow (Saturday, December 8, 2017), but instead a Community Meeting will be held at Nordhoff High School cafeteria, 1401 Maricopa Highway at 7:30 p.m. Please see following post for more information. The shelter is scheduled to close and transition to other shelters no later than 2 p.m. tomorrow. Original post below:

The American Red Cross has scheduled a shelter transition effective by Saturday, December 9,

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