Public Information Line (Fire): 503-338-8442
Lincoln County Public Information: 541-265-0621
Lincoln County Emergency Management:www.co.lincoln.or.us/
EchoMountainFire Media Information Line: 503-338-8442
Last night’s 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 today, Matt Thomas, ODF Protection Unit Forester, said “Today’s weather is allowing the firefighters 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.
Tonight’s weather forecast is 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.
* Newport Recreation Center
225 SE Avery St, Newport, OR 97365
* Agate Beach State Park Campground
* Parking lot with restrooms and the South Jetty are available for overflow camping by folks evacuating from Lincoln City. Please contact Preson Phillips at 541-270-4232 or Jered Mangini at 541-270- 1291 if you plan to use these facilities.
* 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