Living Among The Ashes: Fire Survivors Wait For Cleanup
Just a handful of residents still have a home in Oregon's Talent Mobile Estates after the Almeda Fire burned over 2,800 structures across three towns and killed 2 people. KOBI's Amanda Rose reports.
ALAMEDA, Ore. (NBC News) — Joseph Powell wakes up to a view of the devastation left by Oregon’s “Alameda” wildfire every morning.
“It’s just really sad. You have to really experience it to understand it, but it’s really sad,” Powell says.
His home is one of the few left standing at the Talent Mobile Estates.
Roughly 10 remain in the park after the Alameda fire burned over 2,800 structures across three towns and killed two people in early September.
“I’ve been through a lot the military and civilian life. It’s been a really tough fight. And I say this is probably one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with in a long time,” Powell says.
It’s a sentiment shared by neighbor Donna Paige who is simply grateful for what she has.
“There is some survivor’s guilt. We’re still standing and they’ve got nothing,” Paige says.
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