Residents Are Back Home After a Brush Fire Forced Evacuations
Firefighters are still monitoring hot spots along Highway 20 after a 74-acre brush fire destroyed two homes over the weekend.
Central Oregon Daily spoke to some residents who were evacuated with almost no notice on Saturday. Residents in the area were forced to make quick and tough decisions as the fast-moving fire barreled towards their homes.
One resident in the Coverdale area, said Saturday was their third evacuation in less than two years. This hammers home the point of why it’s so important to have a “go-bag” ready for situations like this.
Today is also the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office “Make-a-Kit” Monday, a campaign to help people get a “72-hour-kit” together. You can find more information about that at the sheriff’s website at www.sheriff.deschutes.org.