Igo Residents Waiting to Head Home

Sep 12, 2013 9:10 PM

The last four days have taken a toll on many in the fire zone and evacuated residents forced to flee their homes are on an emotional roller coaster.

Evacuation notices for several people living along Small Farms Road in the Igo, Ono area have not been lifted and the weight of worries on residents' minds is heavy.

"It looks like a bomb went off," said Candy Peloni.

"Some people are going to see when they go back in they've got nothing," said Deborah Martiger.

The Clover Fire has charred everything in it's path. Deborah Margriter says emotions went up and down quickly.

"I literally broke down, it's completely devastating, the feelings of powerlessness and confusion," said Martiger.

Margriter is like several people waiting for a chance to go home and assess the damage and while they wait, they're doing all they can to support one another.

"I had a friends who took me to Walmart and I bought tooth brushes and stuff, things like that. All these people have come together and helped," said Martiger.

Fire officials says they're working around the clock to try and get all evacuation notices lifted by the weekend and now more than ever residents say there's no place like home.

"I thank God everyday that my house was spared," said Peloni.

"We were able to get a handle on the actual fire part of it rather quickly, it's really the after damage assessment part of it, trying to get it safe to repopulate those homeowners and that's been the challenging part of it," said Johnny Miller of CalFire.

While residents will be able to head home soon, until the fire is fully contained, they're not out of the woods yet.


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