City of Phoenix reflects on rebuilding 1 year after Almeda Fire

PHOENIX, Ore. —A year after the Almeda Fire, the rebuilding continues for the city of Phoenix. But much progress has been made over the last 12 months.

According to the city, out of the 116 single-family homes that were lost in the fire, the city has 82 permits to rebuild, that’s 71%.

Of the 149 multiple-family dwellings destroyed, 120 of them have permits for replacement, that’s 80%.

“I think we’re doing well, we’re happy with the progress and we’re excited about the future so we’re doing both the rebuild and the re-visioning of what could be to replace what was lost,” said Joe Slaughter, Community & Economic Development Director.

Slaughter says a lot of the rebuilding progress is thanks to the work of community members.

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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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