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Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

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A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.

An estimated 80 volunteers from a three-state area rallied to a social media post, descending on the small Oregon community of Otis to remove the detritus from the September wildfires.

The interviews done Saturday include fire victims tearful stories, hard-working volunteers who reveal the heart-wrenching discoveries among the ashes and gripping narrative by the organizer and pastor, Corey Rivera.

Otis WIldfire Recovery

Justin Werner
I'm publisher of Lincoln City Homepage. Also the web guy, photographer, cameraman, video editor, sportswriter, tech support, beat reporter, cat trainer and e-bike enthusiast. I have a passion for telling people's stories and keeping my fellow citizens informed.

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