West Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry
24533 Alsea Highway
Philomath, OR 97370
Echo Mountain Complex Information
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Lincoln City, OR. – Rain fell across the fire area in varied amounts yesterday. At the fire camp in Grand Ronde, nearly an inch fell over a 24-hour period. While the fire area saw less precipitation, firefighters were still able to utilize the moisture to further containment. While the fire remains at 2,552 acres, it is now 65 percent contained.
The Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team will be transferring command of the fire back to a Type 4 Incident Management Team from the local district. Fire resources will remain in the area and will be continuing mop-up operations.
Rehabilitation work will also continue. This includes erosion control measures and fire line rehab. These measures will be important as the fall rains come. Some of the tasks include things like building water bars, or ways to impede the flow of water down trails.
Hazards will persist around the fire area for a while. These hazards include fire-weakened trees, burned out stump holes, areas of hot ash, and branches or limbs that may come down with wind.
Residents impacted by the Echo Mountain Complex can access information on re-entry and assistance at: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/echomountainfire
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 would like to thank the entire community for their support during our stay in the area. This will be the last news release from ODF IMT 1.
For further information on the Echo Mountain Complex, please contact Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem Headquarters.
(503)945-7200 or email@example.com