Oregon Department of Forestry - West Oregon District

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Operating as usual

10/19/2020
National Tsunami Warning Center

As of right now, the Oregon Coast does NOT have a tsunami warning issued. The National Tsunami Warning Center will provide further information as they evaluate the situation, which can be located here https://www.tsunami.gov/

*This message is outdated. Please see tsunami.gov for current alert status.*

Tsunami Message Number 1

Earthquake Information
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Location: 55 miles SE of Sand Point, Alaska
Lat: 54.665
Lon: -159.608
Magnitude: 7.4
Origin Time: 2020-10-19T20:54:40 UTC [PDT, AKDT]
Depth: 41 kilometers
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Warning
A tsunami Warning is now in effect which includes the coastal areas of Alaska from Kennedy Entrance, Alaska (40 miles SW of Homer) to Unimak Pass, Alaska (80 miles NE of Unalaska).

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Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant
inundation is expected or occurring. Warnings indicate that
widespread dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful
currents are possible and may continue for several hours after the
initial wave arrival.
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Actions:
Pacific coastal regions outside California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska should refer to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center messages for information on this event at tsunami.gov.

Additional Information and Next Update:
* The tsunami message will remain in effect until further notice.
* Refer to the internet site tsunami.gov for more information.
* This message will be updated in 30 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants.

Echo Mountain Complex
10/17/2020

Echo Mountain Complex

FEMA does not cost share with property owners for cleanup, only with governments. FEMA will not reimburse property owners for cleanup they do themselves, or try to recoup money from their insurance.

The State of Oregon and FEMA are paying for hazardous waste removal – at no cost to property owners. To sign up for cleanup, sign Lincoln County's Right of Entry form: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/clean
#OregonRising #OregonFires2020

On October 12th, 2020 @ 12:00p.m. The West Oregon District will end fire season and regulated use restrictions.  Please ...
10/12/2020

On October 12th, 2020 @ 12:00p.m. The West Oregon District will end fire season and regulated use restrictions.
Please contact your local fire district for all backyard burning questions or information.
Corvallis Burn Info: 541-766-6971
Monroe Burn Info: 541-847-6166
Polk County Burn Info: 503-838-2020
Philomath Fire and Rescue Backyard Burn Info: 541-929-5903
Please contact your local ODF office for slash/pile burning questions and information:
Dallas: 503-934-8146
Philomath: 541-929-3266
Toledo: 541-336-2273

Oregon Department of Forestry - West Oregon District's cover photo
10/09/2020

Oregon Department of Forestry - West Oregon District's cover photo

10/09/2020

On Saturday 10/10/20 @ 0100 the West Oregon District will drop to a LOW fire danger level.

Please call 541-929-3266, and press 0 if you have any questions.

09/28/2020

On 09/29/20 @ 0100 the West Oregon District will move to a MODERATE fire danger level.

09/23/2020

On 9/24/2020 (Thursday) at 0100 the West Oregon District will drop to LOW fire danger as well as the following Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL);
WO1 - I
WO2 - I
WO3 - I
As always, if you have questions please contact your local ODF office.

09/23/2020
Echo Mountain Complex

Echo Mountain Complex

Well we have reached 100% containment on the Echo Mtn. Complex! All resources will get to go home tonight! From this point forward the West Oregon District will patrol the fire lines, those that are close to it may see smoke from the interior, this is normal. If you have any questions please contact the Toledo office at 541-336-2273

100% contención del incendio del Complejo de la Montaña Echo (Echo Mountain Complex).

Bueno, hemos logrado el 100% de contención Complejo de la Montaña Echo (Echo Mountain Complex).! ¡Todos los equipos de recursos podrán irse a casa esta noche! A partir de este punto, el Distrito de Oeste Oregon (West Oregon District) patrullará las líneas de fuego, los que están cerca pueden ver humo del interior, esto es normal. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la oficina de Toledo al 541-336-2273

On 9/19/2020 (Saturday) at 0100 the West Oregon District will drop to MODERATE fire danger as well as the following Indu...
09/18/2020

On 9/19/2020 (Saturday) at 0100 the West Oregon District will drop to MODERATE fire danger as well as the following Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPL);
WO1- I
WO2- I
WO3 - II
As always, if you have questions please contact your local ODF office

This morning’s update...
09/18/2020

This morning’s update...

Lincoln City, OR. – Officials with the Echo Mountain Complex have completed preliminary structural damage assessments in the fire area. 293 residential structures have been determined to be a total loss. An additional 22 residential structures have sustained damage. Numerous outbuildings, automobiles, RVs, trailers, boats, and other personal property were also destroyed.

“It’s a miracle that we are able to report that there are no fatalities associated with this incident.” said Incident Commander Rick Dolan.

Specialized teams of structural specialists have been on-site at the incident since Monday to conduct inventories and assessments of structural damage. Each of the impacted properties throughout the fire area has been assessed for loss or damage. Lincoln County will be publishing a more comprehensive and finalized list of structures by address at a later date.

The Echo Mountain Complex was ignited during the massive wind event that impacted western Oregon on September 7, 2020. The Echo Mountain Complex is comprised of the Kimberling and Echo Mountain Fires. Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 has been in command of the fire since September 10th.

Residents impacted by the Echo Mountain Complex can access information on re-entry and assistance at: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire

Residents are reminded that while re-entry to many areas is allowed, numerous hazards remain around structures. Utility companies have been working in the affected neighborhoods to restore services.

With the increased humidity’s and rain on the way some state forests will re-open on Friday Sept 18th, 2020.The Tillamoo...
09/17/2020

With the increased humidity’s and rain on the way some state forests will re-open on Friday Sept 18th, 2020.

The Tillamook and Clatsop state forests will re-open to the public along with smaller ODF parcels in northwest Oregon. This also includes ODF-managed lands in Columbia, LINCOLN, POLK, AND BENTON COUNTIES. The public is urged to know before you go about potential restrictions on campfires, off-road vehicle use and other fire prevention measures in the midst of an unprecedented fire season in Oregon.
The Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests along with ODF-managed lands in Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Coos, Douglas and Lane counties remain closed due to extreme fire danger.
The Santiam State Forest remains closed until further notice.

West Oregon district is dropping to HIGH fire danger level tomorrow.

On 9/18/2020 at 0100 the West Oregon District will move the IFPLs to the following:WO1- IIWO2- IIWO3 - IIIThe West Orego...
09/17/2020

On 9/18/2020 at 0100 the West Oregon District will move the IFPLs to the following:
WO1- II
WO2- II
WO3 - III
The West Oregon District will also drop to HIGH fire danger.
As always, if you have questions please contact your local ODF office.

This morning’s update in case you missed it...
09/16/2020

This morning’s update in case you missed it...

Lincoln City, Ore. – Rainfall totals for yesterday were not as much as firefighters were hoping to receive. Rain gauges placed in the fire area showed that the western half of the fire received 0.13-0.18 inches of rain. Further to the east, the rain gauges only received trace amounts of precipitation. The lack of rain didn’t slow firefighter’s progress though. The Echo Mountain Complex remained at 2,552 acres, but is now 40% contained.

Firefighters are working on mopping up and securing the fire. Mopping up is the methodical process of detecting hot spots around the fire’s perimeter and removing the heat. This is generally conducted using water, but utilizing the high relative humidity to assist is also a tactic firefighters will employ. Fire resources will continue this process over the next few days to make sure there are no threats to the fire line.

The incident meteorologist is predicting more significant rainfall over the fire area later in the week. Temperatures today are forecast to be slightly cooler than yesterday. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the 60s and higher relative humidity.

Work continues along Highway 18, however, the highway is open to through traffic. Travelers can expect to be guided through the fire area by pilot cars. Drivers are also reminded that fire resources will remain in the area, and drive times may be significantly longer than usual.

Areas that were previously in a Level 2 evacuation area have had evacuation orders lifted. The current level 3 evacuation area remains in place, except for the Highway 101/18 interchange. Residential addresses between milepost 0 and 5 have been downgraded to a level 2. For more information on these levels and areas where they apply, please check: www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire Residents affected by evacuations can call the county’s call center at 541-265-0621, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

On 9/16/2020 at 0100 the West Oregon District will move the IFPLs they will be as follows;WO1- III (Dropping)WO2- IIII (...
09/15/2020

On 9/16/2020 at 0100 the West Oregon District will move the IFPLs they will be as follows;
WO1- III (Dropping)
WO2- IIII (Remaining the same)
WO3 - IIII (Remaining the same)
The West Oregon District will stay in an EXTREME fire danger.
As always, if you have questions please contact your local ODF office.

Here’s the latest update on the Echo Mtn. Complex....
09/14/2020

Here’s the latest update on the Echo Mtn. Complex....

Lincoln City, Ore. – Firefighters are working to finish the last of the fire line on the Echo Mountain Fire. Once these last pieces of line are completed, both fires will be 100% lined. Firefighters have been battling difficult terrain and dense fuels to complete the line. The fire remains at 2,435 acres in size, and is currently 25% contained.

The weather forecast for today call for similar conditions to yesterday until this evening, when rain is expected. A chance of precipitation persists in the forecast through the end of the week.

Crews will be looking to take advantage of the incoming precipitation. While the rain is helpful, there is still a lot of work to accomplish. Once the line is completed, firefighters will begin working to open up heavy fuels to expose them to the incoming moisture. It is the hope of fire managers that by utilizing the weather, they will need fewer feet of hose to mop the fire up. Minimizing the amount of hose put out simplifies the pick-up of equipment after the fire, as well as lessening the burden on National Interagency Support Cache system. These caches supply firefighting equipment to incidents across the country.

Access to the fire area is still limited to fire personnel and support crews, such as utility repair personnel. Limiting access allows fire resources a buffer of safety to complete their difficult mission. Firefighters must still be on the lookout for falling trees, rolling debris, and other hazards specifically associated with working around structures.

Lincoln County has reduced the evacuation levels on part of the Echo Mountain Complex. For more information on these changes, please check: www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire Residents affected by evacuations can call the county’s call center at 541-265-0621, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Los bomberos están trabajando para terminar el último de la línea de fuego
en el Incendio de la Montaña Echo. Cuando estas últimas piezas de línea esten terminado,
ambos incendios estarán 100% contenidos. Los bomberos han estado luchando contra terrenos difíciles
y combustibles densos para completar la línea. El fuego sigue siendo de 2,435 acres de tamaño,
y actualmente está contenido al 25%.

El pronóstico del tiempo para hoy requiere condiciones similares a ayer hasta esta noche, cuando se espera lluvia. La posibilidad de precipitación persiste en el pronóstico hasta el final de la semana.

Los equipos de bomberos estarán aprovechando de las lluvias que vienen. Mientras la lluvia es útil, todavía hay mucho trabajo que lograr. Una vez que la línea sea terminada, los bomberos comenzarán a trabajar para abrir combustibles pesados para exponer a la humedad que viene. Es la esperanza de los gerentes de bomberos que por utilizando el clima, necesitarán menos pies de manguera para limpiar los restos del fuego. Reduciendo la cantidad de manguera que se usa simplifica la recogida de equipos después del incendio, causando menos cargo del Sistema de la Interinstitucional Nacional (National Interagency Support Cashe System). Este sistema de provisión de soporte suministra equipos de extinción de incendios a incidentes en todo el país.

El acceso a la zona de incendios todavía está limitado al personal de bomberos y a los equipos de apoyo,
como el personal de reparación de servicios públicos. Limitando el acceso permite una defense para los recursos de incendio seguridad para completar su objetivo difícil. Los bomberos todavía deben estar en el
la vigilancia de los árboles que caen, los restos rodantes y otros peligros específicamente asociado con el trabajo alrededor de las estructuras.

El Condado de Lincoln ha reducido los niveles de evacuación en parte del Complejo de la Montaña Echo.
Para obtener más información sobre estos cambios, consulte:
www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire. Residentes afectados por evacuaciones puede llamar al centro de llamadas del condado al 541-265-0621, entre las 8 horas a.m. y 8 p.m. los siete días de la semana.

09/13/2020
Echo Mountain Complex

Here is the official page for all updates on the Echo Mtn. Complex.

https://www.facebook.com/echomtncomplex/

Official information page for the Echo Mountain Complex, burning near Lincoln City, Oregon.

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09/13/2020

Sat. Sept 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Lincoln City, OR- Firefighters had a successful day today. The continued cooler weather pattern allowed for firefighters to work on completing control lines around the fire. The fire size remains at an estimated 2,435 acres and is 15% contained.

The Kimberling Fire, east of Rose Lodge, has a fire line around the entire perimeter and hose lays were constructed. “Water began flowing at noon” stated Operations Section Chief Mike Carlson. Mop-up is the focus now on this fire. Firefighters will be working from the perimeter towards the center of the fire. This work will continue for the next few days.

On the larger portion of fire near Otis, crews have nearly completed fire line around the perimeter. Hose lays are being constructed that will assist with the mop-up operations. Hazard tree mitigation and powerline repair is still part of the day shift’s operations. Night shift resources will focus on patrolling the fires and monitoring fire behavior. Day shift resources will finish building fireline.

The predicted weather calls for continued cooler temperatures in the 60s with higher relative humidity that will keep the fire from being as active as it has been. Rain is in the forecast starting early next week.

The area remains extremely hazardous. Falling debris, downed powerlines and hazard trees continue to be issues. Please avoid the fire area. Highway 18 remains closed at this time. This closures is in place to protect members of the public, as well as firefighters.

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Echo Mountain Complex update for 9-12-2020, 12 p.m.More info: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/EchoMountainFireAcres: 2,435,...
09/12/2020
Seasonal Hazards: Wildfire

Echo Mountain Complex update for 9-12-2020, 12 p.m.
More info: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/EchoMountainFire
Acres: 2,435, Containment: 15%
Fire summary:
Firefighters are taking advantage of the cooler weather and making progress in building fire line around the perimeters. The fire has not experience significant growth in the last 48 hours.

The Kimberling Fire, east of Rose Lodge, has a fire line around the perimeter and hose lays are in progress. Mop-up is planned to commence later today. Mop-up activities consist of digging up hot spots using hand tools and following with water. It is tedious work that could take days before the fire is considered out.

The larger portion of fire near Otis, crews are working to establish fire breaks using hand crews in steeper areas and dozers to re-open roads for control lines. The majority of the fire perimeter does not have control lines established yet.

Michael Curran, ODF District Forester, asks for the public’s patience and understanding of the road closures. “Until hazard trees are removed, re-pairs to the powerlines are made and structure assessment completed, portions of the fire will remain closed to the public for the fire fighters” safety” he stated today.

The call center is open until 8:00pm. 541-265-0621

Echo Mountain Fire Complex update for 9-11-20 at 4:30 PMLincoln City, OR:  While winds have lessened, the Echo Mountain ...
09/11/2020
Seasonal Hazards: Wildfire

Echo Mountain Fire Complex update for 9-11-20 at 4:30 PM
Lincoln City, OR:
While winds have lessened, the Echo Mountain Complex remains active. Firefighters are watching weather conditions and monitoring other factors such as relative humidity, as they relate to fire behavior. This complex of fires, which is comprised of two fires, is estimated at 2,435 acres and is 0% contained. Fire resources across the region are spread thin as fire conditions have reached extreme.
Fire officials estimate that at least 100 structures have been damaged or destroyed. Two structural task forces have been ordered. Upon their arrival, they will begin damage assessment and inventory of all the structures impacted. This work is very methodical and will take several days to complete. Many areas remain under evacuation orders. These orders are issued by Lincoln County. More information on the status of evacuations can be found at: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/page/seasonal-hazards-wildfire#Evac
Fire managers are asking people to stay out of the fire areas. There are many hazards still present. Fire weakened trees and falling debris, as well as downed power lines present dangerous conditions. There are many road closures in the area. The closures are to provide for the safety of the public and firefighters. Many of our public lands have been closed to the public due to the extreme conditions. Please check the status of all land prior to heading out.

The call center is open until 8:00pm. 541-265-0621

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24533 Alsea Hwy
Philomath, OR
97370

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Lincoln Beach area...is that smoke coming in again and do you know from where?
Why are campgrounds still restricted to day use only. This makes no sense and only contributes to crowding at the campgrounds that are open.
Great example of multiple agencies working together for a common goal! Great work to all!! https://www.facebook.com/705837889503789/posts/1822220784532155/