BROOKINGS, Ore. -- People who live in Brookings are evacuating their homes due to the growing Chetco Bar fire. The town has been described as a war zone.
"The only reason that my home is still standing is because my dad dumped 500+ gallons of water on it. With his own little fire truck...two hours before it all went up in flames," says Katrina Thompson-Upton.
Photos: Damage from Brookings fire
Another concern for residents is air quality safety. Patricia Foht said smoke from the fire has been lingering for more than a week.
"Several people already have had respiratory breathing trouble, myself included," Foht said. "Listening to the scanner I have heard people, especially the older like me with asthma, it is hard to remain under this heavy smoke for days on end."
Ashley Amirhosseini also sent in photos of the destruction.
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