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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.