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On Tuesday, Sept. 1, Placer County opened a one-stop local assistance center along with several federal, state and private agencies to offer assistance to families and businesses affected by the 49er Fire.

The Center will be in the Placer County Government Center (DeWitt Center), and open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It will be located at 11517 F Ave. on the corner 2nd Street and F Avenue.ย Temporary street signage is being prepared to aid residents who come.

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In the County’s Local Assistance Center, families and businesses can meet with agencies to receive information and get assistance in meeting their near and long-term needs. They may also receive assistance in retrieving lost legal documents. County agencies will include Health and Human Services, Building, Planning, Environmental Health, Clerk-Recorder, Assessor and potentially others.

The Small Business Administration and IRS, a federal agency, have been invited to participate in the local assistance center. State agencies also invited include the CAL-EMA (California’s Emergency Management Agency), the Department of Insurance, the California State Licensing Board, the Department of Public Health Vital Records, Employment Development Department, the Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Non-profit agencies, such as the American Red Cross, will also be onsite.

Placer County Executive Officer Thomas M. Miller has declared a local emergency, which is expected to be ratified by the Board of Supervisors in a special meeting at 8:30 AM Wednesday.

An Evacuation Center and Red Cross Shelter is being located at Auburn Recreation Center’s Chana Gym located in the Auburn Regional Park in North Auburn at 3770 Richardson Drive. The Calvary Chapel, which served as a Red Cross Shelter last night, will be closing today.

The Placer County Government Center is located between Atwood and Bell Roads in North Auburn. Turn into the Government Center on Willow Creek Drive to easily access F Avenue Placer County

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