Jackson County debris cleanup update


Step 2 cleanup has begun in Jackson County, a major step forward for recovery in response to the Almeda Fire which devastated Southern Oregon and resulted in the loss of more than 2,350 homes and hundreds of other structures. Crews have mobilized and started work at Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix, OR.

The cleanup includes the removal and recycling of metal and concrete and the disposal or ash and debris from the properties. At the completion of this work, 210 manufactured home sites will be cleared and deemed free of contaminants by the Department of Environmental Quality and the property owners will be able to begin the process of rebuilding the community.


Crews will follow the priority areas determined by the County, with Mountain View Estates mobile home park in Talent up next on the list.


Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.