Echo Mountain Complex Fire

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The rebuilding effort continues in Lincoln County one year after the Echo Mountain Complex Fire devastated the town of Otis.

  

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Recreational fires, including those in backyard fire pits, will be banned throughout Lincoln County starting Friday, August 13.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

With temperatures on the rise, Lincoln County officials say the county will enter a burn ban starting June 1. The restriction applies to debris burns. Recreational fires will still be allowed, although the Lincoln County Fire Defense Board said some areas may require a permit. The ban will be in effect "until further notice."

 

Last year, the Echo Mountain Complex fire destroyed hundreds of homes in Lincoln County during one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in Oregon. 

 

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Wildfire victims would not have to pay taxes on the cost of rebuilding their homes under a bill approved Friday in the Oregon House.

  

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FEMA says it’s opened a temporary housing site in Lincoln City. The manufactured housing will serve victims of the Echo Mountain Fire, which destroyed hundreds of homes last September. FEMA says so far 106 households have moved into similar units in fire-damaged counties around the state.

The agency said a total of 264 families are currently qualified for the housing, but the number fluctuates as survivors sometimes find temporary or permanent housing on their own.

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Fire damaged logs along the Oregon coast will be turned into habitat for salmon.

  

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The recent wildfires in Oregon could have tax implications for people who lost their homes.

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Wildfire victims can consult with an attorney about their insurance claims at a series of free legal clinics on Saturday.

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Kindergarteners in Lincoln County will get their first taste of in-person education starting Monday.

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No one died when the Echo Mountain Complex Fire swept through parts of Lincoln County last month. But the inferno destroyed hundreds of homes and touched countless lives. Now that the flames are out, locals are trying to figure out what comes next.

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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.

Inciweb

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

Weekend Wildfire Roundup

Sep 20, 2020
InciWeb

More than 7,500 fire personnel continue to fight fires around Oregon. Here is a roundup of information on some of the fires burning across the state. For the most recent updates on any fire, visit the Incident Information Website.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says several of its fish hatcheries were damaged by wildfires this month.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

People who’ve had to evacuate from wildfires in some Oregon communities can now ask first responders to check on their property.

Lincoln County

 

Fire officials working on the Echo Mountain Complex Fire on Sunday morning said much of the fire line has been completed. The fire, near Lincoln City,  is 20 percent contained and is about 2,435 acres in size. 

 

Inciweb

Cooler weather helped firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex of fires near Lincoln City. The fire was at about 2,435 acres Saturday evening and 15% contained.  

Lincoln County

While winds lessened, the Echo Mountain Complex fire remains active. As of Friday, this complex of fires—which is composed of two fires—is estimated at 2,435 acres and is 0% contained. Fire officials estimate at least 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed.

Lincoln County

Fire officials say a shift in the wind direction helped crews fight the Echo Mountain Complex fire near Lincoln City.