Ponderosa Fire victims qualify for federal disaster loans


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for businesses and residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire.

According to Administrator Linda McMahon, these loans are available in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties because of the state of emergency designation from the governor's office.

"SBA is strongly committed to providing California with the most effective and customer-focused response possible, and we will be there to provide access to federal disaster loans to help finance recovery for businesses and residents affected by the disaster," said McMahon. "Getting our businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA."

Starting on September 27, SBA representatives will be able to answer any questions at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Oroville, located at Fire Assistance Center 7, County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 96965.

The office opens 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 and will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6

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