It's been twelve days since the Almeda Fire tore through North Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, and South Medford, and only now has the burn zone been opened to the public again. On Saturday we drove into the zone to survey the damage and talk to survivors and volunteers about what's been lost in the fire and what's being done to recover. Once again, we are rendered speechless by what we find. The inferno left little in its path, reducing even metal objects nearly to ash. Yet the response to the crisis seems to be as fierce as the fire itself, as once again we find a throng of support from community members, both fortune and unfortune. Little can be said to appropriately encompass this situation, but one thing is for sure: the path ahead is long, but hopeful.
00:01:19 - Laura Quintero, Talent Maker City Board Member
00:06:41 - Petra Angula, Talent resident and fire survivor
00:12:45 - Dylan Wandler, Talent resident and fire survivor
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