3 weeks Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires Inquirer
PHOENIX, Ore. --- Stunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of the state's many wildfires wiped out much of their community, including a mobile home park, houses and businesses. After spending the night in their cars in a Home Depot parking lot, a stream of people walked into what was left of the town that hugs Interstate 5 near the California border. They hauled wagons and carried backpacks and bags to salvage whatever was left of their belongings. Jonathan Weir defied evacuation orders as flames 30 feet (9 meters) ... more