(Temporary housing)…It is for the displaced residents of Niland.
31 families lost their homes in the June 28 Niland wildfire. Imperial County has secured 33 travel trailers from the state to provide longer-term housing. Families began moving into the trailers Friday (today). The trailers are the latest step to help the fire victims. Earlier this month, the County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency as a result of the fire and approved $100,000 in aid to the families. Victims confined to a wheelchair will continue to be housed in a Motel. County Executive Officer Tony Rouhotas Jr. said the fire debris in Niland has been inspected for asbestos and other toxic material. The County will perform the clean-up of the debris, before homes can be rebuilt in Niland.