The raging fires moved swiftly and intensely.
Wildfires destroyed parts of Lane County, threatened others, and delayed the start of school as thousands of Oregonians were evacuated. Those who fled to safety were in shock from the loss of their homesteads, their pets, their missing neighbors and loved ones.
Recovery efforts at Silke Field in Springfield were set up immediately.
The Holiday Farm fire began the windy night of Sept. 7 along the McKenzie River. Within . . .