The week of October 8, 2017 saw the unprecedented destruction of almost 7,000 structures, mostly homes. The massive cleanup will take months and mostly by experts.
The temptation for many homeowners who lost their houses will be to go in and begin cleaning up and re-building. But this is not a job they will be allowed to do, unfortunately. Officials noted that both federal and state agencies are planning post-fire cleanup in the seven hardest hit Northern California counties.