The 'Wind Event' Fires, After The First Day
The region woke up to a new reality on Wednesday morning, after high winds pushed fires into and through residential areas. By daybreak, hundreds of homes had been destroyed, from Happy Camp to the McKenzie River, and more were still in danger.
The full scope of the unprecedented outbreak was still being assessed as the Jefferson Exchange hit the airwaves on that first morning.
We reached out to various public information officers as they were collecting information and invited listeners to fill in the gigantic gaps in our information.
One major benefit: hearing from people who could confirm which structures in some communities were still standing... and which were not.