Weed: Images Of The Aftermath
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A pickup truck in a residential neighborhood of Weed.
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The remains of Holy Family Catholic Church on N. Davis Avenue. Grace Presbyterian Church across the street was destroyed, as well.
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Scorched equipment and building at the Roseburg Forest Products mill.
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Kitchen utensils in the charred remains of a home.
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Nothing remains of this residential neighborhood in the most intense section of the fire.
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House foundations and charred hulks of cars.
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The aluminum rims of this car melted in the extreme heat of the fire. The mellting point of aluminum is 1,221 degrees F.
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Charred and smoldering trees in a wooded area on the edge of Weed.
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The corner of Weed Elementary School that sustained the heaviest damage.
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Wreckage near the Weed Library.
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Little more than the facade remains of the Weed Branch of the Siskiyou County Library on S. Davis Avenue.
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This house and car are untouched by fire but are covered with fire retardant dropped by firefighting aircraft.
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This house on the edge of the fire was destroyed but its neighbors survived.
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Firefighters drench a smoldering pile of wood chips at the Roseburg mill.
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A pair of garden chairs under a scorched tree in what had been a residential back yard.
The Boles fire that swept through the the Siskiyou County town of Weed on Monday left a swath of devastation through this community of 3,ooo that sits in the shadow of Mount Shasta.
Officials say at least 150 buildings were damaged or destroyed: homes, commercial structures, even two churches. And while much of the town remains undamaged, entire neighborhoods were reduced to charred rubble and many residents lost everything they owned.
On Tuesday afternoon, with the ashes still warm, JPR's Eric Teel and Ashland photographer Dominic Barth went for a first-hand view of the impact.
This is Weed as they found it.