He also lost his pick up truck, which was uninsured, and everything he had in the home and garage. Chris had worked for years rebuilding his fixer-upper to a beautiful home that he was so proud of. This has been gut-wrenching for him. There was practically nothing in that home that he hadn't rebuilt, replaced, and poured labor and money into.
Here is a link to drone footage taken of bear creek mobile estates by David Ryder, of Getty - Ashland wildfire damage and Medford area photos – Seattle Photographer David Ryder https://www.photographer-in-seattle.com/ashland-wildfire-damage-and-medford-area-photos/ We, his parents, are in 2 of the photos. It was a really heartbreaking day for everyone. I know times are so hard for so many, but if you can, please consider donating so he can rebuild. Chris unfortunately was extremely underinsured and does not have enough coverage to replace his home. Chris grew up in Ashland, was born in the Rogue Valley, and just graduated from SOU last year. He did not know we set up this page for him, and would never ask for help. This devastating wildfire affected him and countless others and he is definitely in need. Any amount will help him and we know he will greatly appreciate it. Thank you. PLEASE share with your social media and contacts to help get the word out. You can also send a donation via PayPal to: paypal.me/sheribowland or venmo to: @Chris-Bowland-1 or via a check if you would prefer to PO Box 1025 Ashland, OR 97520.
Follows is a recent video by the New York Times that depicts the disaster that took out his home and over 2,300 others: How an Oregon Wildfire Became One of the Most Destructive - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007341513/oregon-fires-path.html
This was taken that night hours later. We have seen several sources say that the fire had burned upwards of 2500 degrees for hours, during gusty high winds and extremely low humidity, red flag conditions.
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