'It's very defeating': Oregon wildfire victims prepare as summer approaches

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

It's been 20 months since the Holiday Farm Fire destroyed hundreds of homes in the McKenzie River area of Oregon. The state has seen a very wet spring, but has it been enough to reduce wildfire risk? Water supply availability in Oregon looks better than expected thanks to the last couple months of rain. There are still drought conditions in parts of the state and a hot summer could still reverse that progress. Rebuilding after the devastation of a wildfire isn't easy – just ask Melanie Stanley. "It’s very defeating," Stanley said. She lost her Blue River home and business to the Holiday Farm Fire. 20 months later, her new home is still not finished. Her general store – a Blue River staple since 1945 that also burned down – hasn't broken ground yet.


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