Public Safety

VIDEO: County Opens Assistance Center for Fire Victims

A local assistance center has been set up at the Alpine Library, following the recent West Fire, that destroyed homes in the Alpine community, and the Building Fire.

The County of San Diego, along with other community partners, has experts stationed there so that fire victims can get everything they need to know in one central location.

“We’re providing people with the… information they need to navigate through the rebuilding and recovery process,” said Jessica Northrup, the disaster recovery team communications officer. “When a disaster happens, people don’t know what to do next – they don’t even know where to start. So this is why we put together this center.”

Residents can find recovery resources online at the County’s recovery site.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.