WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Forest Fire Burning Northeast of Depoe Bay – now estimated 220 to 300 acres

Depoe Bay Fire smoke completely cloaks the Waldport/Alsea Bay Bridge - Ron Potter

Depoe Bay Fire smoke completely cloaks the Waldport/Alsea Bay Bridge – Ron Potter


Bucket Helicopter scooping Siletz River for water. Dean Sawyer photo

Bucket Helicopter scooping Siletz River for water.
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Morning report on Depoe Bay Fire –

11:30am – Update from Lincoln County – Oregon Department of Forestry has over 220 firefighters responding to a wild land fire involving 200-300 acres East of Depoe Bay.

There are no evacuations – no threats to structures or the city of Depoe Bay.

Citizens are encouraged to be mindful of heavy vehicle traffic in and around Depoe Bay.

The Oregon Health Authority recommends that individuals with asthma, other lung disease, or heart disease, may be more sensitive to health effects from wildfire smoke and should reduce the amount of time spent outdoors or stay inside.

Depoe Bay Fire is operating in a support role with Oregon Department of Forestry.

Smokey skies in Siletz, just east of the fire. Click here.

9:35am – Fire grew to between 200 and 600 acres last night with active fire “spotting” ahead of flames making burn area estimates difficult. Bucket helicopter dropping water on the fire this morning. There was NO logging activities going on at the time of the fire outbreak Monday afternoon. More information within a couple of hours.

Smoke seen northeast of Depoe Bay...

Smoke seen northeast of Depoe Bay…


Fire viewed from Taft Danielle Lindquist

Fire viewed from Taft
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Fire seen from Depoe Bay Lisa Olsen photo

Fire seen from Depoe Bay
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Fire seen from Newport Doris Posner photo

Fire seen from Newport
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Chopper view over the fire looking toward Depoe Bay.   Brady Templeton, Lifeguard Flight Paramedic photo

Chopper view over the fire looking toward Depoe Bay.
Brady Templeton, Lifeguard Flight Paramedic photo


The fire spreading east of Depoe Bay, growing to 75 acres.   Brady Templeton photo

The fire spreading east of Depoe Bay, growing to 75 acres.
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Fire through night vision lens. Brady Templeton photo

Fire through night vision lens.
Brady Templeton photo


6:20pm – North Lincoln Fire is trying to track down what’s burning northeast of Depoe Bay. It’s nothing small.

6:26pm – Something burning quite a ways to the east. Might be off Hwy 229.

6:40pm – Awaiting further information.

6:42pm – Authorities think it’s well east of local fire districts.

7:05pm – Information still spotty. Some reports say it’s a ten acre forest fire between Depoe Bay and Lincoln Beach. But inland a ways.

7:50pm – Depoe Bay Fire Chief Josh Williams says that his department and Oregon Department of Forestry are fighting the fire. It’s burned roughly 50 acres. Thus far no air attack but they’re exploring it. No word on what caused it. Chief Williams says the fire is no threat to any homes.

9:20pm – The fire grew to 75 acres burning in heavy timber reportedly owned by Hancock Timber. ODF has brought in hand crews that will be digging containment lines during the night around the fire. The only access into the area is on logging roads. Thus far no cause of the fire determined.

Weather forecast for the fire area tomorrow is for highs in the mid-60s and windy.

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