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Pinckney couple among those escaping Oregon wildfire

Cindy and Larry Neblett of Pinckney are among those who escaped the grips of recent wildfires ripping through Oregon as reported in this story in The New York Times: “A Desperate Bid for Survival as Fire Closed In on an Oregon Mountain Town.” The subhead of the story: “After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.”

Larry and Cindy Neblett in a Facebook photo

The couple was in the Northwest for their first major R.V. road trip since Larry Neblett retired six years ago, the NYT reported. They had explored the territory around Portland and were headed south to see places like Crater Lake and the Redwoods when they settled for the night in an area near the town of Detroit, Ore.

That’s when they found themselves looking for a way to survive the quickly moving wildfires.

Several photos by Cindy Neblett are featured in the NYT story.

You can read the gripping account by clicking here.

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