Support From State Helps Blue River Rebuild

Aug 6, 2021

Nearly a year after the disaster, funding continues to help communities hit by the Holiday Farm Fire rebuild.

Looking out across Blue River on August 5, 2021, which has seen rubble and debris removed since the September 7, 2020 wildfire.
Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

At a recent event in Blue River, Oregon officials announced a series of allocations that’ll help recover lost services.  $1.4 million will go towards the Blue River Community Library’s replacement, while more than 15 million will help rebuild water and wastewater infrastructure.

Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch at an August 5, 2021 event in Blue River.
Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

“We have all played different parts in rebuilding our community here," said Lane County Commissioner Heather Buch.

"We've got investments that give us a really great foothold to build this community back, and we will have a ways to go, but this is a moment to celebrate.”

Meanwhile, 17 temporary housing units were toured at the U.S. Basketball Academy.  Many families have lived in hotels and trailers since losing their homes to the wildfire.

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