Man whose mom died in Mill Fire in Northern California, other families sue Roseburg plant

By Jessica Skropanic
Redding Record Searchlight
September 13, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

More than 100 people are suing the Roseburg Forest Products Co. in Oregon for losses caused by the Mill Fire in Siskiyou County. Among them is a man whose mother died in the blaze. Others are suing for personal injuries, or for loss or damage of their homes or other property by the fire. Last Wednesday Roseburg announced it was investigating claims a water-spraying machine used to cool ash at its veneer mill in Weed ignited the Mill Fire on Sept. 2. The residents who’ve filed the suits are represented by Northern California law firms with offices in Redding and Sacramento. The fire erupted in Weed and raced north to Lake Shastina. It swept through the historic Lincoln Heights neighborhood in Weed. …As of Monday, Redding lawyer Russell Reiner  said his law firm — Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer, & Frankel — is representing 100-150 people suing Roseburg, some of whom suffered burns while fleeing the fire.

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