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Hazardous clean-up begins in North Complex burn scar

Tuesday marked the first day of hazardous clean-up in Berry Creek as many survivors begin the recovery process.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 6:54 PM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 7:02 PM

BERRY CREEK, Calif. - Tuesday marked the first day of hazardous clean-up in the North Complex burn scar area. 

"The sooner the better, it's a long road," said Berry Creek resident,  Martin Sudicky. 

Sudicky and his wife Martha were shocked to find out their home was the only one left standing on their street.

Now they are taking care of all of the necessary repairs so they can return home as soon as possible.

"The contractors are starting to come in and we are working with our insurance to see what they are going to repair. Our water tank was burnt and we had smoke damage but not a lot of damage compared to our neighbors, but it's just getting started."

Sudicky says he's glad crews are getting a jump start on the clean-up process and hopes this will help his neighbors rebuild faster.

"Everything is burnt to the ground, it's a forest a burnt twigs. We are grateful that our house is here but we don't know where to go from here. We are living by ourselves in the middle of a burnt devastation. I hope people come back, I know not everyone will but it's a cool community and it's peaceful. It got upended by the fire but you hope it comes back, and the sooner the better."

The state of California is getting ready to launch a dashboard that maps out crew's progress in real time.

Once that is up Action News Now will post a link on our website.

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