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Wildfires are Racking Up a Big Bill

Local wildfires are racking up quite the bill—and they are far from over, this early into the 2018 Fire Season.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 5:38 PM
Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 6:04 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Within the last 24-hours, the price of fighting Southern Oregon's wildfires has increased by $7.7 million dollars. We want to take a look and break down how much money is being spent on each of the wildfires in Southern Oregon and Northern California:

 - The Garner Complex which is west of Medford has cost $42.5 million dollars so far.

 - The South Umpqua Complex which is north of Medford and west of Crater Lake has cost $26 million dollars so far.

 - The Miles Fire or also known as the Sugar Pine fire is also north of Medford and west of Crater lake. It has cost $16.8 million dollars so far.

 - The Natchez Fire on the border of Oregon and California has cost $15 million dollars so far.

 - The Taylor Creek Fire which is west of Grants Pass in Josephine County has cost $14.1 million dollars so far. 

 - The Klondike Fire which is just south from the Taylor Creek Fire has cost $6.5 million dollars so far. 

 - The Hendrix Fire which is southwest from Ashland has cost $8.7 million dollars so far. 

That brings a total of $129.6 million dollars for Tuesday. Monday's total was $121.9 million dollars.  

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