McKenzie / Holiday Farm Fire Information

Updated: September 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
All remaining evacuation notifications have been canceled.

          

Residents can now access the structural damage assessment database online. See the "Structural Assessment" tab below for more detailed instructions.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Program

The  Disaster Assistance Program (DAIP) provides disaster survivors with information, support, services and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance.

Before beginning the process to apply for disaster relief, people should know their residence address, and have other important information ready, including: social security number, insurance information, damage information, pre-tax household income, permanent and temporary phone numbers, and (optionally) bank direct-deposit information including the bank name, account type, routing and account numbers.

For help or to apply by phone, call 1-800-621-3362; TTY 1-800-462-7585.

www.disasterassistance.gov


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Residents who are affected by the Holiday Farm Fire who have inquiries may call Lane County’s non-emergency call center at 541-682-3977 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.   

If you are under an evacuation notice, please comply with requests made for Level 1 (Be Ready), Level 2 (Be Set) and Level 3 (GO NOW).


Evacuation Information

All evacuation notices in Lane County issued in connection to the Holiday Farm Fire have been canceled.

Although there are no current evacuation notices, OR Hwy 126E may be closed by ODOT for hazard and debris removal. Please check Tripcheck.com for the road closure information.

Residents accessing reopened areas are asked to avoid barricaded locations for their own safety. Fire-damaged structures can be extremely hazardous and residents are encouraged to have professionals assess and assist with managing damaged areas once those areas open for return. Serious hazards can include unstable and falling debris, toxic substance exposure including asbestos and eye/lung/skin impacts from ash and other irritants.

Information on resources can be found at www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire_resources.

Structural Assessment

The initial structural damage assessments have been completed within the Holiday Farm Fire perimeter. Lane County, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and other public safety partners began the assessments on September 13, 2020.

Residents can view information regarding their property online. The database includes a designation of property status and photos of the property.

As of September 21, 2020, 431 residences and 24 non-residential structures have been identified as being destroyed by the fire.

To find a property, enter the street number and simple road name only (do not add RD/ROAD, LN/LANE, HWY/HIGHWAY, etc.) and let the system find and display the address to select.

Damage categories are determined based on the worst damage to at least one structure on the property. The category name (such as "destroyed") may not apply to all structures equally. See photos for more detail.

Property owners should download and save the photos for their records, including sharing the photos and damage assessment information with insurers.

Lane County’s non-emergency call center for the Holiday Farm Fire is available to assist residents with accessing the database and information about their properties. The call center is available at 541-682-3977 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fire-damaged structures can be extremely hazardous and residents are encouraged to have professionals assess and deal with damaged property. Serious hazards can include unstable and falling debris, toxic substance exposure including asbestos and eye/lung/skin impact from ash and other irritants. See more at www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire_resources.

Safety Messages

FOLLOW THE EVACUATION NOTICES

If you are under an evacuation notice, please comply with requests made for Level 1 (Be Ready), Level 2 (Be Set) and Level 3 (Go Now).


BE AWARE OF ROAD SAFETY
 
People who return to fire-affected areas are placing themselves at risk from fire, falling trees, downed power lines, debris, landslides and the other safety issues caused by wildfire.






  

Fire Response Information

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is the lead fire-fighting agency currently assigned to the Holiday Farm Fire. 

Updates regarding firefighting progress can be found on Inciweb at  
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7170/.

For questions related to fire response please send email to: holidayfarmfireinfo@gmail.com


Follow ODF on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for additional updates.


Shelter Information

The temporary evacuation sites have been transitioned to being offered by telephone.  The Red Cross is available to offer resources to those who have been impacted by the Holiday Farm Fires.  For Red Cross resources, please call 1-888-680-1455 or 1-503-284-1234. 

The Cottage Grove Masonic Hall (33322 Row River Road) is also open for those who have been evacuated. They have space for additional recreational vehicles. There are restrooms, showers and a laundry facility. Please call Eston Wicks (541-968-3829) before arriving to confirm space availability.

RV Sites:

Veneta – Space with no utilities, must be self-contained. Animals if friendly and controlled (goats and other animals on the site). Call Con at (541) 729-7498. Evacuees only.


Northwest Eugene area– Space with Lights, 3 portable restrooms, access to EWEB hose connection. Space for up to 50 RV’s. Call Jordan (541) 321-3654.


 

Safe and Well Check In

Are you affected by the McKenzie Fire? Consider using American Red Cross's Safe and Well website to let family and friends know your status and location.

The American Red Cross Safe and Well website is a way for people affected by a disaster to enter information regarding their welfare so family and friends can check their status.

Family and friends can search using your information to see your update.

The Red Cross cannot verify the information and is not responsible for any inaccuracies.

Pet & Large Animal Resources

FOR PET & LIVESTOCK RESCUE FROM EVACUATION ZONES OR TO HAVE PETS/LIVESTOCK FED/WATERED, CALL LCAS AT 541-285-8227.

TO FILE A LOST/MISSING PET REPORT, CALL GREENHILL HUMANE SOCIETY AT 541-689-1503.

Lane County Animal Services has established a receiving and boarding site for livestock (to include horses, goats, fowl etc.) at the Lane County Events Center Horse Arena (located at 796 W 13th Ave, next to the Ice Rink). Please call LCAS at 541-285-8227 to confirm space.

Lane County Animals In Disaster has deployed to Greenhill Humane Society at 85530 Green Hill Rd, to receive and care for domestic cats, dogs, and other small domestic pets. Please call 541-689-1503 for more information.

Road & Other Closures

Please check TripCheck.com for road closures.

Hwy 126 (McKenzie Hwy)
: Please check www.Tripcheck.com for closure updates or sign up for news releases from ODOT through Flash Alert by visiting https://www.flashalert.net/.

Willamette National Forest Update: Due to dynamic fire conditions, ALL recreation offerings across the Willamette National Forest are closed including campgrounds, day use areas, trails, boat ramps, and more. Forest Service roads are closed to visitors unless you are vacating the Forest.

Weather Information

The National Weather Service is the best resource to receive up to date information on current or forecasted weather conditions: https://www.weather.gov/.

Download the FEMA mobile app for weather alerts: 
https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.

Ways to Help / Volunteer

NEW: ACCEPTING DONATIONS
Cottage Grove Community Center, by appointment only 541-942-1185


UNITED WAY RELIEF FUND
:
United Way of Lane County
has just launched an emergency fund to support local wildfire response efforts across Lane County.

United Way’s Wildfire Response Funds will specifically support nonprofits and community organizations assisting community members who have experienced the loss of a home or business, or are otherwise impacted as a result of the 2020 fires. Funds raised will support these organizations in Lane County working directly to meet the needs of families and individuals affected by the fire.


Grants will be awarded to eligible organizations, which must provide services in Lane County, Oregon, have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, be classified as a public entity, or have a qualified fiscal sponsor (i.e. a sponsoring tax-exempt organization).


Funds can be used for food relief, shelter assistance, childcare assistance, health care services, and other supports for vulnerable populations.


Community members and organizations interested in contributing to this local fund can donate online at
www.unitedwaylane.org/wildfire; by mailing checks to United Way of Lane County at 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477, or by calling (541) 741-6000.

Organizations can apply for funds on a rolling basis, with grants distributed every two weeks as funds are available. Applications and more information can be found at www.unitedwaylane.org/wildfire-fund-application.  

RED CROSS:
The Red Cross is accepting donations for the Western Wildfires, as well as our local Red Cross Cascades chapter. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html



DONATE BLOOD:

While the need for blood donors is critical right now, we are experiencing a drop in those who are donating.  Since Bloodworks Northwest provides the blood to 100% of Lane County hospitals, they need your help in communicating the urgency of this situation. Bloodworks is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield (919 Kruse Way). Appointments and masks required. Make an appointment online or call 800-398-7888.

VOLUNTEER:
The mission of Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of Lane County in times of disaster.
https://lane.recovers.org/

Holiday Farm Fire Information and Resources -

www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire_resources