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Board seeks payment for Riverside County resources committed during fires


Last updated 4/23/2018 at 1:37am

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved several formal requests for reimbursement from Santa Barbara and Sonoma counties connected to the assistance provided by Riverside County agencies during catastrophic wildfires last fall.

In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board directed the Emergency Management Department to document the exact costs absorbed by the county and request compensation by a future date.

According to the EMD, when the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County and crossed into Santa Barbara County in December, the Riverside County Department of Animal...

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