FEMA trailers being used for Oregon wildfire survivors

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Federal officials say that trailers at an industrial site in southwest Oregon, which were rumored to house unaccompanied immigrant children, are actually for survivors of the September 2020 wildfires. The Mail Tribune reported on Sunday that the rumors spurred people armed with guns to show up at the site to protest the presence of the trailers. Officials say the group did not brandish their weapons in a threatening manner and no one was hurt. During the September 2020 wildfires in Oregon, more than 1 million acres and at least 4,000 homes were destroyed. Southern Oregon’s Jackson County was the hardest hit area, with 2,500 homes lost. As of last week, 785 fire survivors were still living in hotels.