County helps Santiam Canyon residents rebuild after fire


May 18, 2022

Linn County has distributed more than $88,000 to assist homeowners use fire-retardant materials when rebuilding homes in the Santiam Canyon affected by the Labor Day 2020 wildfires, county commissioners learned Tuesday, May 10, at their weekly meeting.

These funds, provided by the Oregon Building Codes Division, are earmarked to help property owners with materials — such as metal roofing — Building Official Steve Wills told Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker.

According to Wills, 22 of 34 applications have been approved. Ten were denied for a variety of reason...

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