Firefighters Still Battling Wildfire on Warm Springs Reservation

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown August 18th, 2015 Last Updated on: August 18th, 2015

Wildfires have been blazing across the Western portion of the United States this summer and that means many communities are affected, including our Native ones. Firefighters have been battling a wildfire in the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon since Friday August 14th. Luckily the fire seems to be moving away from populated areas but is still only 25% contained as of Monday morning. Much work is still ahead for the nearly 600 firefighters involved.

KTVZ was onsite to cover the story:

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Warm Springs Reservation residents.

If you'd like to help out, here are some local folks that are sending donations to Warm Springs:

If anyone has food, water, clothing, furniture, toiletries and even back-to-school supplies that they would like to donate, the Eagles Lodge and Club of Prineville, Thomas Sales and Service Ford of Madras and Approved Auto of both Bend and Redmond are accepting those donations.

Jeff Bowden, business manager at Thomas Sales and Service Ford of Madras, said, “We like to be very active in the community, and we know that the residents of Warm Springs are going through quite an ordeal here.

“So we'd like to fill up a vehicle here with food and clothing that are donated to them, to be a designated drop spot here in Madras. And from there, we'll make sure it gets taken down to the community center in Warm Springs to the people in need.”

For more information you may contact Beverly Timmer at [email protected]

And for the pets and animals in the area:

If there are residents of Warm Springs who are in need of pet food or large animal food and supplies, please contact P.E.T. at 541-610-6628. If the public would like to help with donations for the animals, please visit their website at www.petevacuationteam.com to make a secure donation, or donations may be brought to the Mail and More store in Redmond, Mon-Fri. 8-6 or Saturdays 9-1. It is located at 527 NE Elm Avenue, Suite 3 or email us at [email protected] to make arrangements for donation pickups.

Suggested items are high quality dog and cat foods, crates, hay, water troughs, x-pens or blankets. The Pet Evacuation Team is a 501 c 3 organization assisting animals during disasters or in cases of cruelty and neglect.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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