Updated: Aug 4
On Tuesday August 1st Lincoln City police along with North Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a smoldering stump outside the parking lot at the area of the Agnes Creek Trail. Since mid July Lincoln City police and North Lincoln Fire crews have been responding to suspicious fires, which are still under investigation. Fire danger is very high right now with the warm and dry weather. Over the last few weeks, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and the Lincoln City Police Department have responded to several fires in and around the Agnes Creek Open Space. Officers, Firefighters, and Citizens have worked together to put out these fires, which could have threatened residences in the area.
The Lincoln City Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public with their investigation into several fires that have been started in local wooded areas. At this time, LCPD has seized evidence from these fires, which is being analyzed at the Oregon State Police Crime Lab. However, LCPD is reaching out to the public to request that anyone with any information about these fires come forward. These are clearly intentionally set, human-started fires. These are not accidental camping or cooking fires.
There have been two fires in Lincoln County already south of Waldport and the Sams Creek fire east of Toledo. The Echo Mountain fires remain fresh in the minds of the people who lived through them and Lincoln City police wish to prevent any further disasters in the area. If you have any information about who is starting these fires, or if you see anyone suspicious in the area, please contact the Lincoln City Police Department at (541) 994-3636.