PHOENIX, Oregon: Matt Manson stared at the burned-out corpse of his pick-up truck on Friday, which sat on a blackened driveway in front of a smoldering pile of rubble that once was his house. Like other residents of the small agricultural town of Phoenix, Oregon, he was in shock as he returned to his neighbourhood and saw how fast the Alameda Drive wildfire had engulfed his home and upended his life. “The fire melted the motor right out of my truck – it drained down the driveway,” said Manson, a 43-year-old construction worker. “I lost everything. I lost all my tools. My truck. I can’t work. I lost US$30,000 worth of guitars. All gone.” READ: 16 dead in US wildfires as cool weather brings hope Manson, who now owns only a backpack with a change of clothes, struggled to find the words to describe how the fire had ravaged the town that sits near the green Siskiyou Mountains, about 210 miles south of Portland. Trees lining his street were now just blackened, skeletal remains. “It looks like a war just happened here,” he said. A half million people in Oregon were ordered to evacuate as of Friday as scores of… Read full this story
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