PHOENIX, Ore. --- One month ago, the Almeda Fire tore through the city the Phoenix and Talent.
The memory of that day is still fresh in the mind of Joanna Mohr.
“The main thing we remember Is the fear,” said Mohr.
One month later Joanna is sifting through the ashes at her mobile home at Coleman Creek Estates.
“I’m out here today just trying to save some of the things that were my mother’s,” said Mohr.
She is doing something that her late mother has done for more than 40 years.
“Her being here for 44 years yes I’m digging up plants that have been here for 40 years but I think that it’s worth it because if this all I have because we went through the wreckage. There was very little we found our change jars we really didn’t find anything else,” Mohr said.
While she doesn’t know where she will put her roots next, she finds comfort in knowing that her mom will be able to put some roots down too.
“Every time that I see that rose, I know it was hers you know,” Mohr said.