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Lincoln County Residents Urged To Submit Wildfire Damage Assessments


Lincoln County is urging people whose homes were damaged by wildfire this month to fill out a damage assessment form online.

Officials say the Echo Mountain Complex Fire destroyed nearly 300 homes, many in the small town of Otis just east of Lincoln City. The county says filling out the form will bolster efforts to get federal assistance. The damage form can also be filled out by people whose property was damaged by wind.

As of Monday afternoon, all evacuation levels had been removed in Lincoln County, meaning residents are permitted to return to the area. Officials say utility outages could occur as crews work to repair and restore services.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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