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Southern Oregon

After the Fires and Floods: Oregon Community Foundation works to support disaster-recovery efforts throughout the state

The Golden Fire in Southern Oregon’s Klamath and Lake counties burned fast and hard on the weekend of July 22-23, destroying dozens of homes and disrupting the county’s 911 service. More than 300 homes were under evacuation notices as the fire whipped through 2,000 acres — nearly 50 homes decimated in a community where many families live on $700 to $1,500 a month. But it wasn’t the biggest wildfire in Oregon this year. As July turned into August, other wildfires grabbed the headlines. Read the full East Oregonian article here.