Oakmont residents return home after fire, but jitters remain

- Thousands of fire evacuees are returning home in the North Bay on Wednesday, but in some areas it's hard to feel comfortable as crews continue to work on containing these fires. 

People in the Oakmont community of Sonoma County along Highway 12 just got the all clear to return home on Tuesday. But they've been keeping a close eye on flames on the east side of the highway. 

That’s when  set several large backfires in this area trying to get the Oakmont fire to merge with the larger Nuns Fire to the south -- eventually burning out, according to Cal Fire Division Chief Kurt McCray.

Down the road in Glen Ellen,  evacuees are returning home, even as utility crews work to repair damaged infrastructure. 

Homeowners who lost everything face an uncertain future  but California's insurance commissioner has ordered insurance companies to cut red tape and get victims relief money as quickly as possible. 

As for the firefight itself -- there are still thousands of firefighter on the lines working to fully contain all these fires.
In Oakmont, neighbors can expect to see active fire in these hills for the next few days.

 

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