Fire Leaves Destruction And Uncertainty In Oregon Town
Eraida Rodas surveyed the burnt-out wreckage of the wooden house where she had lived for 12 years with her husband and four children
Talent (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2020 ) :Eraida Rodas surveyed the burnt-out wreckage of the wooden house where she had lived for 12 years with her husband and four children.
All that remained was the metal structure of the floor, the carcass of a child's bicycle and small deer statues.
An American flag which flew at the entrance was three-quarters burnt.
The rest of Talent mobile Estates -- a trailer park in Talent, Oregon of about 100 wooden homes -- had mostly been swallowed by the so-called Almeda Fire, which raged for nearly a week, destroyed almost everything in its path, and killed three people.
Only a dozen dwellings, located along the road, were miraculously unscathed.
The inferno had spared only some buildings and two churches.
In all, it burned 1,200 hectares (3,200 acres), also destroying the homes of Rodas' brother and sister.