From the moment the Almeda fire broke out in Ashland last September, Central Point’s City Manager, Chris Clayton told NBC5 News all hands were on deck.
“We had 24 hours to think about and consider exactly what we would need to do if ended up in the same position,” said Clayton.
Little did he know one day later another fire sparked in Central Point.
“From what had happened the day before we communicated immediately with the Jackson County EOC and evacuated the entire city,” said Clayton.
They didn’t want what happened in Phoenix and Talent to happen to Central Point. Central Point Police Chief Kristine Allison and Captain David Croft worked with the EOC to make the call. Nine months later, Clayton’s proud of the city’s response but admits there is room for improvement.