Today crews will work to establish containment lines around the perimeter of the fire. They will focus on mop up efforts for areas of the fire line that have been constructed either by hand or dozer. Crews continue to patrol for spot fires throughout the fire area.
The weather today will be different compared to yesterday. The fog is expected to lift earlier, and temperatures will be higher. The wind is expected to shift to the NW by this afternoon, with gusts up to 10 mph. When the fog lifts there will be a good opportunity to use aircraft on the fire. The fire could also become more active as temperatures rise. Smoke may become more visible to the public.
Over the next 24 hours the objective will be to establish containment lines around the fire while continuing to mop up inside the fire perimeter. “Mop up” -Extinguishing or removing burning material near control lines, felling snags, and trenching logs to prevent rolling after an area has burned, to make a fire safe, or to reduce residual smoke.This will prepare the fire to be tested by higher temperatures and east winds that are predicted to be here tomorrow.
During the morning briefing for the firefighters the agency administrator Mike Totey said “It’s different at the coast” several times while he was explaining to them that the vegetation is different than what they are used to when fighting fires. The mop up efforts will be different, and fighting fire is different than what fire crews are used to.
Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of the heavy traffic in and around Depoe Bay.
Forgarty Creek State Park will temporarily remain closed to the public while fire crews are utilizing it for fire camp. The incident command post is located at the Depoe Bay Fire & Rescue station.
There are no evacuations in effect.
10:50am – Report of someone clinging to a floating tote off Seal Rock State Park, offshore 1,000 feet. The fog is in and visibilities are very limited. A Coast Guard motorlifeboat is offshore looking around.
A surf rescue operation is getting set up at Seal Rock State Park.
11:05am – Search & Rescue personnel have picked up a large tote as one might find on a fishing boat. It just came ashore on the rocks at the north end of the state park.
11:25am – Search and Rescue has launched – is out motoring around trying to find any sign of anyone floating offshore. The Coast Guard is out there with them. Search & Rescue is assigned to near-shore search, the Coast Guard is taking the outer shore area.
1:30pm – Local search and rescue is out of the water but the Coast Guard requested beach observers to help them continue the search south of Seal Rock State Park. It would likely be a body retrieval operation at this point if the victim was not wearing a wet suit.
9:35am – Traffic crash off Hwy 101 just north of the north Lincoln City city limits near East Devils Lake Road. Possible temporary lane closures. But it sounds like it won’t be long that they’ll have it cleared out.
The Connie Hansen Garden’s annual Fall Plant Sale will be held on September 17th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Connie Hansen Garden, 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City. Mid September is the perfect time to plant many varieties of perennials and shrubs; soil temperatures are warm enough to encourage good, strong root growth prior to winter dormancy, which helps transplants get a head start on those planted the following spring, as does the abundance of fall rain, establishing vigor that is more readily able to withstand adverse conditions such as storms and summer drought.
A wide selection of well established cuttings and divisions from CHG and the volunteer staff will be available for sale, at well below market pricing. This year, the sale is featuring hydrangeas and candelabra primula, excellent performers in our cool, moist climate, as well as hellebores, schizostylis, hebe, dwarf rhododendron and much more. This is the final major sale of the year for the Garden, but there will still be some plants available for sale on the plant bench outside the Garden House until probably early December.
Your support at this and other major fundraisers is what helps keep the Garden growing. Please plan to attend, enjoy the lovely autumn colors, take an informative walk with one of the volunteers, and find a treasure to take home with you.
A boat called The Sea Dog suffered an explosion Tuesday evening at around 11:40 on Newport’s Bayfront at Port Dock 5. The boat caught fire. One occupant was aboard with a dog. The fire was kept somewhat under control until the fire department could get there by others on the dock using small houses to douse the flames.
Arriving firefighters from Newport Fire knocked the rest of the fire down. The source of the fire was traced to an overloaded electrical circuit. The lone occupant got out okay. The dog did not.
6pm – Barn Fire near Chinook Bend R/V Park well north of Siletz.
6:10pm – Found the barn. No fire.