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Shasta County begins Zogg Fire cleanup efforts

Clean-up crews are in Shasta County removing hazardous waste and toxic material left behind by the Zogg Fire. Action News Now Ana Torrea headed to Igo and shares the work being done.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 4:45 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2020 4:45 PM

IGO, Calif. – Crews from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control were out in Igo Wednesday cleaning up hazardous material left behind by the Zogg Fire.

Crews sifting through charred debris and hazardous waste of homes lost to the Zogg Fire. They are checking for any toxic material that might have been left behind. Sweeping the area to make sure, no spot is left unturned.

“They'll go through, do an initial monitoring with meters to find out if there are any readings for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide,” said Brian Abeel, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Senior Environmental Scientists.

This is phase one of the clean-up process. Crews are working diligently and quickly so that people can start the rebuilding process.

“What we're really trying to do is help the citizens, the survivors of the fires, get back to normalcy. Whatever normalcy is in this stage in their lives,” said Abeel.

Crews are expected to be out here for two weeks cleaning up that hazardous material. The hazardous waste clean-up started Monday, Oct. 26.

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