Opinion

Fires, potential quakes require preparation

RICHARD ZETTERVALLGUEST COLUMN

At the time of this writing the City of Creswell is engulfed in a blanket of heavy smoke from forest fires to our north and east. There are many large forest fires all across Oregon. These fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and small businesses all across western Oregon leaving many families without homes or businesses to return to.

From the information being reported at this time it sounds like several communities have suffered catastrophic loss. It is likely going to take a long time to recover and rebuild . . .

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