Good evening Alta [Kavanaugh, owner of a burned Deerfoot Lane residence],

It was a great pleasure to talk to you this afternoon, however, I wish that our contact would have been under much different circumstances.

We are working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) who is in direct contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Small Business Administration (SBA)

Currently, the area that was impacted by the Cranston Fire has not been designated as a Federal Disaster Area due to the size of this event, however since we have 10-14 destroyed and damaged structures of various levels (e.g. minor, moderate and major), we are looking at a program that the Small Business Administration may have that would assist in providing assistance to residents. That being said, in order for us to better assess the type of residential structures that were amongst the 10-14 homes, we could use any assistance in determining whether those properties had a business and/or a renter.

Although, there is no guarantee that we will be able to meet the threshold that is required, please be assured that we in the County of Riverside will fully exhaust all potential opportunities to assist the resident and business affected by this fire.

Thank you again for reaching out to us and know that we are truly sorry for the loss of your home and please feel free to forward my email information to your neighbors.

Thank you,


Mark A. Bassett
Emergency Services Manager
Riverside County Emergency Management Department
4210 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505

951.955.5757 - Office
951.757.0928 - Cell