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Wildfire Update 9-11

A wind shift changed the winds coming from east to a southwest wind ending the fire making huge runs westward towards Lincoln City. Currently the fire activity is low: creeping and smoldering within the fire perimeter. After being at the fire yesterday, Matt Thomas, ODF Protection Unit Forester, stated “Recent weather is allowing the fire fighters to gain traction and make progress towards extinguishing this fire”. Fire operations are being assisted by local resources including equipment and employees from Hancock Forest Management, Weyerhaeuser Company and Miami Corporation and the Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Oregon Department of Forestry appreciates the partnership with the local fire and rescue squads especially North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department, Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue as well as the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon Department of Transportation for their assistance since the beginning of this incident. Last nights weather forecast was for continued winds from the southwest 3-5 mph with high relative humidity recovery and mild temperatures in the 50’s. This will keep the fire low to the ground and fire fighters will continue working through the night.

When can you return home?  It is possible that some evacuated community members may be allowed to return to their residences as early as today or tomorrow. Power and hospital services must be safely restored first. Notices will be communicated through Lincoln Alerts, the County's website and Facebook pages. 

Looking for family members?  Safe and Well Program - https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/ Evacuation Shelters A primary evacuation point is at Newport Recreation Center in Newport. The OCCC Evacuation point has been moved to the Newport Rec Center. 225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365. Transfer to other evacuation shelters will be managed from this location by the American Red Cross. Contact the Red Cross at 888-680-1455 or website: https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html

Toledo - Evacuation Sites - Information RVs (trailers and truck campers also) at TJSHS:  Coordinator - Deanne Barnhart (541) 961-0438 Tent and outdoor camping at Memorial Field - Under City Supervision Indoor Facility Needs - call for details Church Coordinator: Tom Morris 541-290-9318 Additional unofficial and emerging evacuation sites have been set up by various cities and churches.  List will be posted online when updated.  

Barnyard Animals - Livestock County Commons - 633 NE 3rd St, Newport, OR 97365. The Lincoln Commons is available 24/hours with pens, buckets, water and hay for livestock. Users of the facility must be prepared to care for their animals. Users must register and check in with a volunteer during the day and during their stay at the Commons. Companion Animal Supplies - Dogs, Cats and Pets If you have evacuated with companion pets and need supplies. There are companion animal supplies available at Animal Shelters entrance at 510 NE Harney street. Lost pets/animals left in the evacuation area, the best thing to do is direct them to our lost/found page: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/animalshelter/page/lost-and-found Volunteer Inquiries - under development. Details coming soon. Thank you to those reaching out.    Road Information and Closures www.tripcheck.com Lincoln County website for fire information and updates https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/EchoMountainFire

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