Almeda Fire cleanup is reaching the ‘finish line’

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — 10 months after the Almeda Fire, officials are saying the massive clean-up effort, is nearly complete.

Crews Wednesday were reseeding a property, that burnt down at a Medford mobile home park.

Jackson County’s Emergency Management Team, says it’s reaching the finish line on the project.

The huge majority of residential structures are complete.

It says only about 50 sites still need cleaning, of the 2,500 structures that burned.

“It is satisfying to see this done, what’s more, satisfying is to see these lots that are cleaned up to see the degree of rebuilding that’s occurring and the community is recovering,” said John Vial with the Jackson County Emergency Management Operation Center.

Vial says the county hopes to have the work completed by the end of the summer.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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