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Why Magalia Residents Cannot Return Home

Action News Now was asked to find out why residents who still have homes standing, and have power restored, cannot go home yet. A public information officer from the USFS explains.

Posted: Nov 18, 2018 11:19 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2018 8:58 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Many Magalia residents want to return to their homes.

They have been made aware, some of them, that their homes still are standing. They have been told their power has been restored, but still, they are evacuees.

Action News Now reporter Jafet Serrato asked USFS public information officer Brian Ramsey why the people from Magalia are still not being allowed to go back home.

Ramsey said it is still too hazardous up there on the ridge.

He insists the hazards are being evaluated to make sure people will be safe when they are allowed back home.

Listen to the video to hear more.

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Winds have calmed down but we remain dry. Temperatures will be in the upper-70s to low-80s for the rest of the week. This quiet weather is good for fire danger but unfortunate since no rain is in the forecast.
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