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Roseburg Forest Products Begins Distributing $50 Million In Funds To Help Mill Fire Victims

Roseburg Forest Products Company has so far provided assistance to more than 300 people affected by the Mill Fire. The fire is 100% contained after burning 3,935 acres. 92 homes were destroyed along with 26 outbuildings. Two women in weed were killed, 73-year-old Marilyn Hilliard and 65-year-old Lorenza Glover. 3 other civilians were injured. The Mill Fire is believed to have started from an equipment malfunction at the Roseburg Mill in Weed September 2nd. It spread through Lincoln Heights and north to the Community of Lake Shastina. Roseburg is providing a $50 Million community restoration fund. A claims office is open Monday through Friday at the Weed Community Center. Those who accept payments are asked to sign a receipt, but they do not waive any claims or rights by doing so. Information on making claims is available at weedrelieffund.com.