The claims office for the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon wildfire has been facing dozens of lawsuits over late, unpaid claims. And now, the federal office in charge of those claims is without a director.
Angela Gladwell, the now former director of FEMA’s Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Claims Office, stepped down from the top role on Wednesday, Jan. 17. FEMA says the roughly 1-year-old operation is consolidating its disaster response and claims processes into a singular, long-term operation. The Claims Office’s three total locations across Mora, Las Vegas and Santa Fe will all remain open.