The Lincoln County School Board voted Tuesday night to waive the School Construction Excise Tax for replacement of homes destroyed in the Echo Mountain Complex Fire.
A spirited volunteer cleanup effort is underway in Otis as workers sift through the rubble of destroyed homes left behind by the Echo Mountain Complex Wildfire.
Oregon legislators are working to address problematic taxation statutes victims of wildfires are facing as they try to recover and rebuild.
A tax passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 is the subject of controversy as fire victims rebuilding say they are being taxed twice.
Fire crews from Depoe Bay, Lincoln City and Newport responded to a residential fire in Gleneden Beach Monday night where they rescued a man who may have started the fire.
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.
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.