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A California Department of Transportation crew clears charred brush and cuts down burned tree limbs Nov. 14 along Pacific Coast Highway. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
County Fire Department Air Operations, oversees the filling of a water tender Nov. 14 at a helicopter fill site.
Community members unload provisions brought in by a truck at Zuma Beach.
Utility companies start to repair lines and poles.
Mobile cell towers are set up at Zuma Beach to allow better connectivity.
Kanan road utility workers restore power lines on Nov. 16.
Pablo Delatorre, vice president of operations at Paradise Cove, ensures that provisions are on hand for the firefighters, law enforcement and locals.
Deputy Jessica Triay, of Industry, grabs a bottle of water from Paradise Cove.
A sign at Kanan and Agoura roads advertises aid to fire victims.
Christina Muhammad, a volunteer of 10,000 Fearless, waits with her team to go into Malibu Nov. 16 with a truckload of water, toilet paper and diapers.
California Conservation Corps, of Pomona, distributes food to the firefighters and other emergency crew at Bluffs Park.
Lt. Cartmill (middle), of Lancaster, gets a welcome from 3-year-old Caleb Stephenson (left) and Kiran Stephenson while at Bluffs Park.
Fire Capt. Derrick Chapman, with L.A. County Dept. #27 East L.A., poses with Ralphs store manager Chelle Lujan. Ralphs has been feeding first responders since Nov. 9. “Anything that they want is on us,” Lujan said.
Suzy Demeter, Freelance Reporter
1:29 pm PST November 19, 2018

The beginnings of the Malibu Woolsey Fire recovery efforts were underway last week.  

California Department of Transportation crews were clearing the roads from debris, removing burnt branches and cutting charred remains.  

Utility companies were assessing where they need to make repairs and had begun the long haul to replace and repair lines and telephone poles along the Pacific Coast Highway corridor.  

Mobile cell tower units at Zuma Beach were bringing connectivity.  

A gas company crew was at Point Dume with multiple trucks.

Crews were in Phase 1 of assessing damages, the preparations needed for the Phase 2 of repairs.

Kenn Miller, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations, was stationed at El Pescador State Beach, one of the helicopter fill sites. He was operating a water tender that holds 5,000 gallons of water. Helicopters draw water from the tanks through a snorkel for their air drops. The water is provided by the fire engines, which hook up to a hydrant and fill the tender.

Community members were seen unloading supplies at Zuma Beach from a truck. 

The local firehouses were open to community members who needed provisions, according to fire crew overlooking the activity.

Much of Malibu looked nothing like it once did, but signs of repair were all around.