Think Out Loud

Detroit, devastated by fire, begins to rebuild

By Elizabeth Castillo (OPB)
Feb. 8, 2021 4:42 p.m.

Broadcast: Monday, Feb. 8

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tours an area damaged by the Labor Day fires in September of last year.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tours an area damaged by the Labor Day fires in September of last year.

Office of Gov. Kate Brown

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In Marion County, Labor Day wildfires burned through Detroit, scorching most of the city. Detroit’s water system was destroyed and rebuilding has been tough. We speak with Detroit Mayor Jim Trett about the city’s future.

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