Sunday, September 27, 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

Amy Ryan Courser blasts do-nothing politicians for wildfire negligence

Heads should roll on Nov. 3 for slipshod forest policies that changed Oregon into a tinderbox waiting for a spark, declared a contender for Congress who is turning the U.S. 5th District into a hot seat. 

Lincoln County/A Galaxy of Stars

Behold the sinister orange glow that highlights the struggling red sun's attempt to melt the dense smoke.

Depoe Bay resident boosts Portland Police morale with gift bags

A Depoe Bay woman recently organized delivery of gift bags to an embattled Portland Police Bureau, who have been the target of attacks by rioters in the City of Roses.

Multi-agency Resource Center opening at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County community services and FEMA are hosting a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) that will be available for those whose homes and businesses were affected by the Echo Mountain Complex Fire and accompanying wind event.

Lincoln City man shoots self in groin at checkout

Lincoln City Police responded to McKay's Market Sunday for a reported gunshot wound, discovering a man had accidentally shot himself in the groin.

Echo Mountain Complex: 293 homes destroyed, Zero fatalities

Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area and 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss.

Echo Mountain Complex Fire 40 percent contained

A lack of expected rain hasn’t stopped firefighters from getting more control over the Echo Mountain Wildfire as 40 percent of the fire is contained and mopping up efforts are underway. 

New ‘dignified’ donation distribution center at Lincoln City Outlets

Lincoln County Public Health officials and members of the Lincoln City church community will be opening a centralized donation distribution center in Lincoln City, 2 p.m. Tuesday to get needed supplies in the hands of people affected by the wildfires.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 33 percent contained

A milestone was reached for firefighters on the Echo Mountain Complex yesterday as 100 percent of the control line has been completed on both fires.

Garbage fire at North Lincoln Sanitary Service

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside a garbage truck behind the main office of North Lincoln Sanitary Service Monday evening.

Donation distribution center being established in Lincoln City

A donation distribution center is being set up Monday afternoon in Lincoln City by Lincoln County personnel with the location to be announced.

Special Lincoln City Council meeting unavailable online

Monday's special 10 a.m. Lincoln City Council meeting was not accessible to the public on the City's website due to technical problems on the streaming provider's end.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 25 percent contained

Firefighters are working to finish the last of the fire line on the Echo Mountain Fire and once this last piece of line is completed, both fires will be 100 percent lined. Firefighters have been battling difficult terrain and dense fuels to complete the line. The fire remains at 2,435 acres in size, and is currently 25 percent contained.
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NLFR Chief Dahlman makes statement about evacuees returning to their homes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JumNz0RipuQNorth Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Dahlman gives an update on residents returning to homes but said it might be another 4-5 days...

Mayor greets reporters, Sheriff turns them away

Homepage reporters were on Highway 18 Sunday after attempts to get media access to the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire and affected neighborhoods was not granted.

Rep. Gomberg: Inferno

Labor Day ended with more impact than any of us could have imagined. Monday night, warm winds erupted from the east. The sky filled with smoke. And early in the evening, the power went out for most of us.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 20 percent contained

Resources have been hard at work on the Echo Mountain Complex. Much of the fire line has been completed and firefighters will spend the day completing the last sections of line and beginning mop up. At 2,435 acres in size, the fire is currently 20 percent contained.

Local government working to address wildfire information vacuum

Local government officials are trying to address an information vacuum the public has been pointing out over damage caused by wildfires to homes in Otis.
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SUV crashes into house, driver arrested

A Ford Explorer crashed into a Taft home Saturday night and Lincoln City Police arrested the driver after he slammed his car door and exhibited signs of impairment.

Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire 15 percent contained

Firefighters had a successful day today. The continued cooler weather pattern allowed for firefighters to work on completing control lines around the fire. The fire size remains at an estimated 2,435 acres and is 15 percent contained.

ODF: Echo Mountain Complex Update

Firefighters are taking advantage of the cooler weather Saturday morning and are making progress in building fire lines around the perimeters.
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Echo Mountain Wildfire: As it happened

The following footage, filmed as the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire was just getting started, shows Otis, Oregon residents displaced from their homes and culminates in the evacuation of NE East Devils Lake Road.

Updated evacuation zones

Evacuation zones have been downgraded and more residents can return to their homes.
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County Commissioner Jacobson: Wildfire Announcement

Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Chair Kaety Jacobson reaches out to the public in a video release. 

Forestry Department: ‘At least 100 structures damaged or destroyed’

This complex of fires, which comprises two fires, is estimated at 2,435 acres and is zero percent contained. Fire resources across the region are spread thin as fire conditions have reached extreme.

Lincoln City residents allowed to return home

Evacuation levels for Lincoln City have been updated Friday and residents are allowed to return home, but a Level 3 area (get out now), still exists east of Lincoln City.

Echo Mountain Wildfire ‘kept inside perimeter’

Firefighters continued to battle the Echo Mountain Wildfire Thursday night and were able to keep the fire inside the perimeter. 

Burglary suspect gets more than he bargained for at Grocery Outlet

A man who allegedly broke into Grocery Outlet is in jail after a standoff with Lincoln City Police and Lincoln County Sheriff's deputies late Thursday night.
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Dealing with the loss: An Otis woman’s story

Otis resident Carole Gold lost her home to the Echo Mountain Wildfire. Her and many others were at Newport Recreation Center Friday to get desperately needed services from the American Red Cross and other agencies

Lincoln City wildfires update

Lincoln City government issued an update Thursday on wildfires north of the city, saying all evacuation orders are still in effect and residents are not allowed in the area.