Wolf Creek Evacuations Reduced

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Wed, August 7 2013 at 10:32 PM, Updated: Thu, August 8 2013 at 9:09 AM

A sigh of relief tonight for some Wolf Creek residents who can finally go home after fire from the Douglas Complex forced them to evacuate for almost two weeks.

A community meeting at the Wolf Creek park brought in about 50 residents who were anxious and eager to get some good news.

Wednesday, The Oregon Department of Forestry and Wolf Creek Fire gave evacuated residents the green light to go home. 

Evacuations had been in effect from Wolf Creek to Lower Wolf Creek Roads and in the Graves Creek area.

Tonight Charles McCoy say's he's thankful to have a home to return to. 

"I feel pretty good I get to sleep in my own bed tonight..they built a fire line around my house and stopped it...the firefighters are doing a good job."

Crews also addressed the weather at tonight's meeting, saying they hope the predicted storms bring rain and not lightning. 

Even though some of the evacuations are lifted fire crews say it's important to be ready. 

Have the "5 p's" ready to go, they are:

People, pets, prescriptions, papers and photographs.


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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

She loves food, music and the San Francisco Giants. She lives by the slogan “viva la vida!”

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