Wildfire Damage Costs for the State of Oregon
PORTLAND – July 30, 2018
The wildfires this summer season have already cost the state of Oregon no less than $ 25.3 million, local media reports.
Those are gross costs. The federal government will reimburse the state for some of that cost, but it can take years for the reimbursements to come through, a spokesman for ODF says.
And that amount doesn't include the agency's "base budget" for fire protection, which is about $48 million for permanent personnel, equipment, facilities and the cost of fighting smaller fires.
The wildfires devestated Oregon and its neighboring states, despite all the effort made by firefighters and other public services to stop it.