HORNBROOK, Calif. — July 13, 2018 is a special day for the residents of Hornbrook. It's the day that the were able to return back to their community after being evacuated on July 5 during the Klamathon Fire.
Cal Fire says over 80 structures in Hornbrook were destroyed but they've already seen the community start to pick up the pieces.
"Being assigned to this station we've actually been able to see homes being constructed, clean up being performed, we've actually been able to see that rebirth first hand and that's really exciting to see," says Frank Boccia with Cal Fire.
One year later, residents are fire crews are enjoying a BBQ, live music and sharing stories as a way of remembrance. Residents say that today is a happy day and celebration of community that was able to return home after their evacuations.