Wyden on wildfires: ‘Towns reduced to piles of ash’


Extra funding requested to battle the Oregon wildfires

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced different bills to help Oregon get more emergency wildfire funding, manage wildfires better in the future and help rural economies with job training.

In a Zoom interview with KOIN 6 News, Wyden touched on all those topics as well as what he saw when he toured some of the fire zones a few days ago.

Complete KOIN Wildfires Coverage

Wildfires devastated large parts of Oregon. Sen. Ron Wyden, Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Greg Walden and others took a tour of the devastated regions around September 12, 2020 (Sen. Wyden’s office)

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