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VIDA, Ore.-- Officials gave members of the media a first look at the damage that the Holiday Farm Fire has caused along the McKenzie River and Highway 126 on Thursday.
KEZI 9 News was escorted into the fire lines by officials and traveled from the Thurston neighborhood to Finn Rock before turning around.
There appeared to be little fire damage through Leaburg and Vida. The Goodpasture Covered Bridge is not damaged.
Just east of Leaburg, KEZI 9 News saw a crew mopping up after a backburn behind several houses along the highway. Nearby crews were also working on protecting structures.
Further east from Vida into Nimrod, there was an increasing amount of damage, including dozens of homes along Highway 126 that had burned to the ground with only chimneys remaining. The burnt houses were intermixed with several homes that appeared to be largely undamaged.
Ben and Kay Dorris County Park was apparently largely destroyed.
From Nimrod to Finn Rock, the damage appeared to worsen, with fewer and fewer homes and businesses still standing.
The roads were covered with fire debris, fallen trees and power lines, which crews have been working to clear.
According to officials, though many victims of this fire are hoping to inspect the damage to their property soon, the roads are not safe enough for travel.