1. A Pastor, a School Bus and a Trip Through a Scorched Oregon Town  The New York Times
  2. Almeda Fire destroys buildings and cars in Oregon | AFP  AFP News Agency
  3. More than 2350 residential structures destroyed by Almeda fire in Jackson County  Mail Tribune
  4. Vehicle fire that started during Almeda Fire under investigation  KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
  5. Proceeds from movie 'Phoenix, Oregon' will go to wildfire victims  KATU
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A fire destroyed much of Phoenix, Ore., leaving people to wonder whether the town can rise from the ashes. “There’s nothing to sift through,” one resident said.A fire destroyed much of Phoenix, Ore., leaving people to wonder whether the town can rise from the ashes. “There’s nothing to sift through,” one resident said.

The count of homes lost to the Almeda fire has skyrocketed to at least 2,357 residential structures destroyed and 57 damaged after an urban search-and-rescue team provided more detailed on-the-ground information about the destruction. The search-and-rescue effort and count of lost homes is continuing. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released the new numbers Tuesday afternoon after getting a summary of the team’s efforts so far. The count of homes lost to the Almeda fire has skyrocketed to at least 2,357 residential structures destroyed and 57 damaged after an urban search-and-rescue team provided more detailed on-the-ground information about the destruction. The search-and-rescue effort and count of lost homes is continuing. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released the new numbers Tuesday afternoon after getting a summary of the team’s efforts so far.

More than 2,350 residential structures destroyed by Almeda fire in Jackson County | Mail Tribune

A 41-year-old man accused of lighting a fire near railroad tracks behind a home in Phoenix last Tuesday night has been indicted on 32 criminal charges, including two counts of arson.

32-count indictment returned against man accused of arson, criminal mischief in fire set in southern Oregon - oregonlive.com

ASHLAND, Ore. – Local firefighters put out a suspicious vehicle fire near Emigrant Lake while the devastating Almeda Fire was still burning. Greensprings Fire said a vehicle was parked along Highway 66 near milepost 6.5 when it was deliberately set on fire about half-an-hour after the Almeda Fire started in a north Ashland neighborhood last Tuesday. When first responders arrived at the scene near Emigrant Lake, there was reportedly one person near the vehicle, which was fully engulfed in flames and had a propane tank on top. According to Greensprings Fire, that person told firefighters there was a law enforcement

Vehicle fire that started during Almeda Fire under investigation - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

The creators of the film “Phoenix, Oregon” are organizing a fundraiser for victims of the Almeda Fire. The movie was shot in southern Oregon, and debuted in 2018. People can buy the movie for $10, or rent the movie for $5. Proceeds from those purchases will help those affected by the wildfire burning in the area. For larger tax-deductible donations, organizers ask to contribute to the Phoenix, Oregon Movie Wildfire Relief Fund, which is in partnership with the United Way of Jackson County.The creators of the film “Phoenix, Oregon” are organizing a fundraiser for victims of the Almeda Fire. The movie was shot in southern Oregon, and debuted in 2018. People can buy the movie for $10, or rent the movie for $5. Proceeds from those purchases will help those affected by the wildfire burning in the area. For larger tax-deductible donations, organizers ask to contribute to the Phoenix, Oregon Movie Wildfire Relief Fund, which is in partnership with the United Way of Jackson County.

Proceeds from movie 'Phoenix, Oregon' will go to wildfire victims | KATU

Proceeds from movie 'Phoenix, Oregon' will go to wildfire victims

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office announced today that it has devised a new method for evacuees to access their homes in areas that are still in an Evacuation Zone. "With recent evacuation level reductions in the Almeda Fire area the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and local partners have developed a system to provide safe and efficient access to the area for those who may be living behind the roadblocks," the department said in a written statement.The Jackson County Sheriff's Office announced today that it has devised a new method for evacuees to access their homes in areas that are still in an Evacuation Zone. "With recent evacuation level reductions in the Almeda Fire area the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and local partners have developed a system to provide safe and efficient access to the area for those who may be living behind the roadblocks," the department said in a written statement.

Here's how you can safely get back to your home in Almeda evacuation zone | KTVL

Here's how you can safely get back to your home in Almeda evacuation zone

Police have made a string of arrests for looting in areas damaged or threatened by the Almeda fire and South Obenchain fire. Medford police were on anti-looting patrol Saturday when they saw homes that appeared to have been burglarized along South Pacific Highway in north Phoenix. They located stashes of what appeared to be stolen property in bushes along the Bear Creek Greenway. Several men with warrants for their arrest returned to the stash sites, Medford police said.Police have made a string of arrests for looting in areas damaged or threatened by the Almeda fire and South Obenchain fire. Medford police were on anti-looting patrol Saturday when they saw homes that appeared to have been burglarized along South Pacific Highway in north Phoenix. They located stashes of what appeared to be stolen property in bushes along the Bear Creek Greenway. Several men with warrants for their arrest returned to the stash sites, Medford police said.

Looting arrests made in Jackson County wildfire zones | KTVL

Looting arrests made in Jackson County wildfire zones

A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a 41-year-old man who is suspected of starting a fire last Tuesday while the Almeda fire was burning through Southern Oregon. Michael Jarrdon Bakkela was indicted on two counts of first-degree arson, 15 counts of criminal mischief, 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of possession of methamphetamine. A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a 41-year-old man who is suspected of starting a fire last Tuesday while the Almeda fire was burning through Southern Oregon. Michael Jarrdon Bakkela was indicted on two counts of first-degree arson, 15 counts of criminal mischief, 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Grand jury indicts suspected Phoenix arsonist | KTVL

Grand jury indicts suspected Phoenix arsonist

Images of the damage from the past few days, seen in the cities of Molalla, Talent, Detroit, Ashland, Estacada, and moreImages of the damage from the past few days, seen in the cities of Molalla, Talent, Detroit, Ashland, Estacada, and more

Photos: Oregon Communities Devastated by Wildfires - The Atlantic

A handful of incidents this month have hindered fire crews and law enforcement from their life-saving work.A handful of incidents this month have hindered fire crews and law enforcement from their life-saving work.

Distractions cost first responders fighting Northern California blazes

MEDFORD, Ore. – The man accused of starting a fire while the Almeda Fire was already burning has been formally indicted by a grand jury. The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said Michael Jarrod Bakkela is accused of starting a fire west of railroad tracks near Dano Way in Phoenix on September 8 as the Almeda Fire was actively destroying nearby neighborhoods. Bakkela was originally arrested for a probation violation after he was allegedly seen starting the separate fire. On September 15, he was charged with two counts of arson, 15 counts of criminal mischief, 14 counts of reckless endangering,

Man formally charged for starting a fire during the Almeda Fire - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

A man accused of starting a fire that contributed to the devastating Almeda fire pleaded not guilty to a string of charges Tuesday and now has his bail set at $5 million. Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, is charged with two counts of first-degree arson, 15 counts of first-degree criminal mischief, and 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person.A man accused of starting a fire that contributed to the devastating Almeda fire pleaded not guilty to a string of charges Tuesday and now has his bail set at $5 million. Michael Jarrod Bakkela, 41, is charged with two counts of first-degree arson, 15 counts of first-degree criminal mischief, and 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Man accused of starting part of Almeda fire pleads not guilty | KTVL

Man accused of starting part of Almeda fire pleads not guilty

A Jackson County grand jury has officially charged the man accused of starting a fire behind a Phoenix neighborhood on the night the Almeda Fire burned north from Ashland.A Jackson County grand jury has officially charged the man accused of starting a fire behind a Phoenix neighborhood on the night the Almeda Fire burned north from Ashland.

DA: Grand jury indicts Phoenix arson suspect on 32 counts

Police have made a string of arrests for looting in areas damaged or threatened by the Almeda fire and South Obenchain fire. Medford police were on anti-looting patrol Saturday when they saw homes that appeared to have been burglarized along South Pacific Highway in north Phoenix. They located stashes of what appeared to be stolen property in bushes along the Bear Creek Greenway. Several men with warrants for their arrest returned to the stash sites, Medford police said.Police have made a string of arrests for looting in areas damaged or threatened by the Almeda fire and South Obenchain fire. Medford police were on anti-looting patrol Saturday when they saw homes that appeared to have been burglarized along South Pacific Highway in north Phoenix. They located stashes of what appeared to be stolen property in bushes along the Bear Creek Greenway. Several men with warrants for their arrest returned to the stash sites, Medford police said.

Police arrest looting suspects in Jackson County wildfire zones | Mail Tribune