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Fire crews across Oregon are increasingly gaining ground on some of the larger wildfires.

Photos provided by Solomon Singer. / Lane Community College

A firefighter and Lane Community College instructor has been helping out with the Holiday Farm Fire.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Solomon Singer’s drone has made a difference.

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Across Oregon, crews are mopping up on many major wildfires.  However, a warm spell next week could pose challenges.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Returning residents of the McKenzie River Corridor are being urged not to clean up damaged or destroyed homesteads following the Holiday Farm Fire. 

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Lincoln County will move into Phase Two of Oregon’s coronavirus re-opening plan starting Tuesday, September 29.

George Filgate

Wordcrafters in Eugene has been awarded over $50,000 from national and state funds to support their work in the literary arts. 


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Evacuation orders remain in place for several communities throughout the region as wildfires continue to burn, many of them without any containment. Officials have warned residents that areas under Level 3 Evacuated areas, including the roads within those areas, are closed to the public. The closures are necessary to protect the safety of everyone. 

Wildfire Evacuation Resources List  

As wildfire evacuation notices continue to update, here is a list of websites for up to date information in different counties.

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After an August announcement that fall and winter sports would not be played until 2021 because of coronavirus concerns, the Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that the conference will resume its football, basketball, and winter sports seasons in the coming weeks.

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KLCC has rescheduled its virtual forum on racism in Oregon schools, which will be held Thursday, October 1 from 6-7:30pm. 

Community members will be able to listen and ask questions about school racism. 

Lane County Public Health

Lane County is on high alert for risk of transmission of COVID-19. Public Health reports 200 people are currently infectious—an all-time high for the county during the pandemic.

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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will offer pilot car guided caravans starting Friday for residents affected by the Holiday Farm Fire to access their properties.

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The Broadway location of Cafe Yumm! in Eugene will be closing its doors for the final time on Friday, September 25. 


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People who are displaced by wildfires in Oregon can still receive and cast their ballot during this fall’s elections.

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While crews continue to fight the Holiday Farm Fire and others around the state, evacuation notices for the region are being downgraded.  Officials are warning evacuees to be careful coming home. 

Marcus Kauffman / Oregon Dept. of Forestry

Heavy gusts and rain hit the region yesterday, which included the Holiday Farm Fire site. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on how the weather affected operations.

Rachael McDonald

Survivors of the Holiday Farm fire will have another opportunity to connect with an array of support services- all under one roof. The next Multi-Agency Resource Center or MARC will open at the Fairgrounds in Eugene on Friday, September 25th, 2020.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Two Willamette Valley transit agencies are restoring most of the service that was cut this year because of the coronavirus.

Brian Bull / KLCC

More than 4,000 people have applied for federal disaster aid following the series of wildfires in Oregon.

Screenshot of press briefing from 09-17-2020

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Holiday Farm Fire is now 27% contained. Fire crews are hopeful that rains that’ll come in tonight – and last through Saturday – will help them further control it. But high sustained winds today may complicate things.

Tom Atkinson

Many people evacuated from areas near the massive Holiday Farm Fire are returning home.  But locals from one of the most ravaged communities are facing severe hardships. 

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Fire managers say drenching rain from an incoming weather system could aid in their efforts to contain the Beachie Creek Fire in eastern Marion County.

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During the Springfield City Council work session Monday, councilors listened to presentations about increasing electric voltage downtown and expanding fiber optic internet.

Electric service upgrades would impact existing downtown businesses and property owners. According to city documents, some of these buildings use decades old services, which may no longer be adequate to support current property owners without substantial investment.

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As thousands of Oregon homeowners and renters pick up the pieces after losing their home to wildfires this month, people with standard insurance policies should be covered for their losses.

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Monday night, Springfield City Council members unanimously approved the authorization of a contract amendment with Correctional Health Partners, LLC. Health care services will continue to be provided for arrestees in the Springfield Municipal Jail.

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The Springfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to extend the state of emergency issued in response to the Holiday Farm Fire. The declaration is necessary for the city’s continuing response and reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Springfield City Councilors were provided an update during their Monday night meeting on the investigation into the city Police Department’s use of force. The investigation is taking place after police officers were videotaped hitting Black Unity protesters in July.

Lane County Public Health video

COVID-19 case numbers – and hospitalizations - continue to increase in Lane County. The trend directly impacts the county’s timeline for getting kids back in school.

Abbelone vineyard

Eugene-area wine lovers worried about smoke tainting their local vineyards can rest easy. Experts say recent wildfires aren’t likely to affect the grapes.

Good Gardening: Smoke and Ash

Sep 22, 2020
John Fischer

Hi, Master Gardener John Fischer here with some good news about your backyard, and commercial food crops growing in our smoky ashy region.

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