Jackson Co. urges fire victims to know their rights

PHOENIX, Ore. – Oregon State Rep. Pam Marsh called out a Phoenix mobile home park for asking its residents to contribute money towards the clean-up after the Almeda Fire.

She took to Facebook where she said Phoenix’s Greenway Village, is doing a private clean-up rather than going through the state. While they’re well within their rights to do that, according to Marsh’s Facebook post, the owners are asking residents to use their insurance payments to help with the cost of clean-up.

John Vial with Jackson Co. said the 55+ community, could go through the state to get it done, which would be free.

NBC5 News went to Greenway Village and spoke with the manager Thursday. He declined an on-camera interview but said he may provide us a statement in the future.

John Vial told NBC5 News it’s important people do their homework and know their rights.

“We would recommend if anybody is being asked to do this to ensure they have sought council. And that they understand what their rights and obligations are before doing this,” said

Not all of the trailers on the property burned in the fire; 19 survived unscathed.

NBC5 News reached out to Rep. Marsh Thursday for comment, we haven’t heard back.

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Katie Streit
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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