Magalia Residents Continue to Return Home

Home at last for thousands of Magalia residents who were forced to evacuate after Camp Fire flames surrounded their neighborhood, but it’s not without its challenges.

Posted: Nov 27, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2018 2:08 PM

MAGALIA, Calif. - Home at last for thousands of Magalia residents who were forced to evacuate after Camp Fire flames surrounded their neighborhood, but it’s not without its challenges.

"We didn’t know what we were coming back to," said Elizabeth Ekman, a Magalia resident. "It was extremely scary." 

Ekman was forced to evacuate during the Camp Fire and returned to her home of 32 years on Tuesday.

"There’s no trash, I wanna say no trash for two weeks," Ekman said. 

A Waste Management customer representative told Action News Now garbage pickups will begin again this week for customers who normally get trash picked up on Fridays in Magalia.

"I have lots of wood if I needed it which we won’t and thank God for my heating it’s just really easy, you just turn it on and it heats the whole house very quickly.," Ekman said. "Most people have propane. And I’m not sure what you do." 

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