109 Homes Lost to Archie Creek Fire, No Reports of Fatalities to Douglas County Sheriff

Sep 14, 2020

 

Fire burns near Oregon 138, east of Glide in a closed section of the highway.
Credit Oregon Department of Transportation

Over the last several days, the Douglas County Search and Rescue, as well as Sheriff's Office deputies, have been gathering information regarding residential structure damage and working with Douglas County staff from Public Works to map the damage.

As of 9pm Sunday, 109 residences have been identified as lost as a result of the fire. The specific locations of the losses are not being released at this time. So far, there have been no reports of fatalities or missing persons made to the Sheriff's Office. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Board of Commissioners and agency partners held a drop-in information session Sunday afternoon at Glide High School for residents of certain areas of the Glide and Idleyld Park area, which were impacted by the Archie Creek Fire. 255 citizens attended the meeting and learned about the status of their home and meet with emotional support workers and resources.

"On behalf of Sheriff Hanlin, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and all Douglas County employees, our heartfelt sympathies go out to all those who have been displaced and negatively impacted by this fire," wrote Sgt. Brad O'Dell in a press release. "I am confident those who have lost their homes will find the support of our communities. Douglas County is a great place to live and work and we are known for rallying around each other in times of need."

If you would like to assist the victims of the fire, donations may be dropped off at the Glide Baptist Church or the through the Red Cross.