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Lincoln County burn ban

A Lincoln County burn ban will take effect 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, due to extreme fire danger fire officials say.

Oregon House passes natural disaster legislation

Salem -- Oregon House Democrats David Gomberg and Pam Marsh, who saw first-hand the impact wildfires had last year, have introduced legislation to help victims rebuild and address future tax implications.
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New homes for fire survivors

Scores of high-ranking government officials were on hand Saturday, March 6, to unveil 16 brand new homes earmarked for victims of last year’s devastating wildfires.

Rep. Gomberg announces wildfire recovery public hearings

Representative David Gomberg has announced a special opportunity for wildfire survivors to share their experiences with the House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery tasked with identifying solutions and support for Oregonians affected by the Labor Day wildfires.

School district votes to waive tax for fire victims

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.
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Volunteers raise spirits, hope amid wildfire ashes

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.

Legislators work to address double taxation, property taxes for fire victims

Oregon legislators are working to address problematic taxation statutes victims of wildfires are facing as they try to recover and rebuild.

Fire victims rebuilding face double taxation from school district

A tax passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007 is the subject of controversy as fire victims rebuilding say they are being taxed twice.

Gleneden Beach house fire ruled arson

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office concluded an investigation into Monday's Gleneden Beach house fire, saying it was intentionally set by the homeowner.

House fire in Gleneden Beach prompts law enforcement investigation

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.

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