Deadline to apply for Woolsey Fire disaster assistance extended to Feb. 15

Homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the Woolsey Fire have until Feb. 15 to apply for disaster financial assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.

Those impacted by the destructive Nov. 2018 wildfire can apply online at or call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

The previous deadline had been scheduled for Jan. 11, but was extended to Jan. 31.

Due to a thunderstorm making landfall in Southern California, it was again pushed back to Feb. 15.

The deadline for free debris removal was also extended to Feb. 15. To obtain application forms call 626-979-5370 or visit

The Debris Removal Operations Center is located at 26610 Agoura Road in Calabasas and is open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The Woolsey Fire broke out Nov. 8 in Ventura County and burned 96,949 acres throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties, fire officials said. Approximately 1,500 structures were destroyed, 341 were damagedand three civilians were killed.