Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Fire Dept

Lincoln City Fire Chief Kerr to retire Feb. 28

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Doug Kerr will be retiring Feb. 29 after giving 90-day notice to the North Lincoln Fire & Rescue Board of Directors in November.

Coastal fire task force underway to fight California ‘Camp Fire’

Lincoln and Polk Counties have sent a combined task force with Newport, Toledo and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue (NLFR) sending Type 1 engines, to help fight the "Camp Fire" wildfire in Butte County.

Human-caused Oregon forest blazes decreased in peak August fire season

While the peak August fire season brought 839 blazes and burned 69,600 acres of Oregon land, there was a reduction in human-caused fires in comparison to the 10-year average.

Salishan Lodge chimney fire controlled by local responders

A small fire on the roof around the chimney at Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach was quickly doused Wednesday evening upon arrival by the Depoe Bay, North Lincoln and Newport fire departments.

Ban lifted on Central Oregon Coast beach fires

Oregon State Parks has lifted its ban on beach fires on the North and Central coasts due to moisture and longer nights with cooler temperatures.

Fire Marshal says ‘Keep it safe, keep it legal’ with fireworks

“Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe” when using fireworks.

Slash Burning Planned for Tuesday

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans several slash burns for Tuesday, October 18, some of which may be visible from Highway 101:• 2...

Fire Awareness at Taft Elementary

North Lincoln Fire and Rescue is teaching the kids at Taft Elementary fire awareness this week. Students get to visit with fire fighters and...

Chimney Fire Destroys Home

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported chimney fire that was rapidly spreading to the roof of a two story home...

Oregon Fire Bans Now Include Coast Beach Fires, Campgrounds

(Oregon Coast) – Oregon's problem with extreme fire dangers hit home today with fire restrictions that reach all the way to fires on the...
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Fire victims rebuilding face double taxation from school district

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COVID, Climate and 2020

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Spooky Spectacular: Drive-thru trick-or-treating edition

Traditional Halloween trick-or-treating is up in the air due to COVID-19 this year, but Kiwanis of Lincoln City, Lincoln City Outlets and Explore Lincoln City are making drive-thru-candy-grabbing a thing.

LCPD Officer Wehrley to lead Lincoln City K9 unit

LCPD Officer Molly Wehrley will be Lincoln City's first K9 handler and will head to California in November to bring a new canine member to the force.