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Brian Bull / KLCC

More than a hundred residents of Oregon’s McKenzie River Corridor retraced the 27-mile long path of last year’s Holiday Farm Fire last night.  The wildfire decimated much of the area, including the town of Blue River, when it erupted on Labor Day 2020.  And a year later, many residents are still recovering from the devastation.  

Brian Bull / KLCC

A monument to resiliency and rebirth now stands in the McKenzie River Corridor town of Blue River, which was ravaged by last year’s Holiday Farm Fire.  The metal phoenix sculpture – called “Viribus” was installed Thursday morning and will watch over Blue River as it rebuilds.