The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Thursday announced the approval of more than $50,000 in reimbursements to help cover damages to Arcadia and Monrovia caused by last year’s Bobcat Fire.
The funding will help cover the costs of engineering and constructing a parking lot at the entrance of Canyon Park in Monrovia, and the costs of labor and equipment to clear vegetative debris from Wilderness Park in Arcadia, according to a Cal OES statement.
The reimbursements to Monrovia, totaling $41,504, represent the state’s 75% share of the city’s $55,339 in costs related to work eligible under the California Disaster Assistance Act. The $12,537 to Arcadia represents the state’s 75% share of the city’s $16,716 in costs related to clearing debris.
The Bobcat Fire, which began on Sept. 6, 2020, in the Angeles National Forest, blackened about 116,000 acres and took weeks to fully contain. It destroyed 171 structures, including 87 residences, and damaged 47 structures, including 28 residences.