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Almeda Aftermath: Phoenix-Talent folks rise from ashes, rebuilding lives and towns

42,000 people were displaced and thousands remain homeless after the Almeda Fire ripped through the cities of Phoenix and Talent Sept. 8.

Kayla Heffner

Kerri Brooks/KGW News

Published: 3:41 PM PDT October 10, 2020
Updated: 1:11 PM PDT October 11, 2020

It’s been a month since historic wildfires destroyed much of two towns in the heart of the Rogue Valley in Oregon. Smoke blanketed the state miles away warning of the fires' size and power but for many, smoke was the least of their problems as the fires leveled their homes and took all their possessions from them. Nine lives were lost in total across Oregon.

In Southern Oregon, The Almeda/Glendower Crisis report details the staggering number of people affected and those still with an immediate need for housing and food. 

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