Wildfires

are uncontrolled fires that typically occur during dry weather and droughts. Wildfires can be caused by natural phenomena such as lightning or by human activity, such as arson, burning of waste, and downed power lines.

Camp Fire (2018)

In November 2018, drought conditions and a faulty electric transmission line sparked one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history. The Camp Fire covered over 150,000 acres of Butte County and destroyed nearly 14,000 structures within the County.

From February 2019 through March 2020, Ceres actively worked in Butte County, California as a part of the CalRecycle Disaster Recovery effort, as one of three prime contractors. Over the course of that time, Ceres managed 3,083 Rights-of- Entry and removed over 768,000 tons of fire debris.

Northern California Wildfires (2017)

In 2017, nearly 9,000 wildfires tore through California, burning 1.3 million acres of land. While most did not affect residences, the Atlas, Tubbs, Nuns, Redwood Valley Complex, and Sulphur fires destroyed in excess of 9,000 residential structures across Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties.

From December 2017 to June 2018, Ceres actively worked in Lake, Mendocino, and Napa (LMN) Counties as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Disaster Recovery effort after the President declared a federal State of Emergency as a result of the Northern California Wildfires. During that time, Ceres managed 202 Rights-of-Entry and removed over 84,000 tons of hazardous debris.