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Blue Cut Fire: Resources, services and debris removal


Residents affected by the Blue Cut Fire who need help with services and housing are urged to call 2-1-1 or 877-410-8829.

Click here for a guide to services available to fire victims.

Questions about how to go about rebuilding your home? Click here

Click here for information on asbestos testing and removal.

Interested in resources for the homeless in the High Desert? Click here

Click here for the application to have damaged property reassessed.

Click here for the required sworn statement to have vital records replaced.

Click here for information on the safe use of private wells and septic systems after a wildfire or call the San Bernardino County Division of Environmental Health Services for assistance at (800) 442-2283. Click here for a list of qualified local well drillers.

Click here for information and applications regarding the process for reestablishing electrical power to water well pumps.

Click here for disaster-related public health information.

Click here for a weather forecast from the National Weather Service regarding the Blue Cut Fire burned area.

For power outage information, please contact Southern California Edison at 800-655-4555. Edison will waive connection fees for total loss properties.

If you are aware of scam artists and price gougers preying on fire victims, contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office at (909) 382-7748.

Due to the generous donations of so many, the American Red Cross reports that current needs for items such as food, clothing and household goods for those impacted by the Blue Cut Fire have been met.

The Inland Empire United Way Fire Relief Fund is continuing to work with community partners to assess and address the unmet needs of those affected by the fire and is accepting cash donations to assist with this effort. Cash donations can be made online at, by texting RELIEF to 40403, or by check, made payable to Inland Empire United Way and sent to: IEUW Fire Fund, 9644 Hermosa Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730

11 thoughts on "Blue Cut Fire: Resources, services and debris removal"

  1. Dechenne Cecil says:

    Question: about Joshua trees. I know they’re protected, but I recently heard that there is usually a fee charged for permission to remove them. Our 5 acre property, which had several hundred Joshuas, was completely affected by the Blue Cut Fire. We had not actually made plans to remove any of the burned trees, because we thought possibly some or most could regrow – so we thought we would let them all stand as they are, for probably the rest of the year.
    Later, when we know which ones will remain alive, we would want to remove the definitely dead ones – will there be a fee for that? Will there be any waiver for lost trees due to this fire?

    1. Thank you for contacting us. For questions about Joshua Trees, please contact Christney Barilla on the County’s Planning staff at 909-387-4110.

  2. andrew shih says:

    my wife & I has lost everything that we collect for years all burned in the house to ashes right now a friend of ours offered a place to stay till fined a place to move to we both are elderly we don’t know what to do or where to go just helpless what can you do to help us may be even move away from here it’s just too much for us to handle . please help!! God Bless !!

    1. Hi Andrew, please call 2-1-1 or 877-410-8829 and you will be connected to the help and resources you need. The American Red Cross, the Inland Empire United Way and other County agencies and nonprofits are working together to help you.

  3. andrew shih says:

    both my wife & I are elderly we lost everything in the blue cut fire & we are renters have no insurance for our belongings . question> doesn’t the landlord’s fire insurance cover our belongings? we are completely helpless a friend offer us to stay for now but we have to find a place to move to we don’t know what to do or where to go we even thinking about move away from here too what can you help us
    with ? God Bless

  4. Todd Gleason says:

    My wife’s health was affected by the heavy ash and smoke. she was hospitalized for 2 weeks with sever breathing problems. Is there someone I can call to get help with the medical bills?

    1. So sorry to hear about your wife. Please call 211. Operators there have information on all available assistance. We hope she recovers soon.

  5. Deanna says:

    My truck was damaged durning six and half hours I was on highway 138 and 15 freeway overpass . windows and now in shop due to list of issues due to damage I apparently recieved durning escape . i have news channel witnesses and as well as the seven others that were with me and san bernardinos fire depts . I wasnt sure at first and felt others victims suffered more and needed to get help before me but now im suffering beden without my truck for almost three weeks and they dont know all of damages every penny Im making is going to my truck after bills i need someone to help assest my truck please Sincerly Deanna … anything will help

    1. If your vehicle was damaged in connection with the Blue Cut fire or any other incident, your vehicle insurance is most likely your only option for paying for repairs. You can call 211 to find out if any other assistance is available.

  6. Leonard says:

    Are there any trees being cut down due to the fire that are available to the public?

    1. You should contact the National Forest at (909) 382-2600. Thank you.

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