As flames approached Francisco Maldonado’s homestead high in the hills, there was one thing of which he was certain: he could not leave behind his uncle’s goats.
His family had laboured long, hard years to make them a going concern, and he could not lose them. They threw them in the back of a Dodge truck with a canopy, and drove them to Salem. “We didn’t have a lot of time,” he said. “We had to get on with getting going.”
This week, the 41-year-old was taking care of the 23