McKenzie / Holiday Farm Fire Information

Updated: September 20, 2020 at 9:50 a.m.
Level 3 evacuation areas have been downgraded, see details below. 
Additionally, the Oregon Department of Transportation has closed Hwy 126 from MP 23.9 to MP 46.3.  

          

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Residents who are affected by the McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire who have inquiries may call Lane County’s non-emergency call center at 541-682-3977 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   Beginning September 21, 2020 the call center hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 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

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Map updated on Sept. 20 at 9:50 a.m.

LEVEL 2 BE SET EVACUATION NOTICE for Highway 126 between Camp Creek Road and McKenzie Ranger Station, including connecting roads.

LEVEL 2 BE SET EVACUATION NOTICE for residents on Deerhorn Road and connecting roads from the west entrance at Highway 126 to the last residential property.


Level 2 (Be Ready) indicates there is significant danger to your area and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice.


LEVEL 1 BE READY EVACUATION NOTICE for residents in the Fall Creek and Winberry areas.  

LEVEL 1 BE READY EVACUATION NOTICE  for residents along Camp Creek Road east of Oak Point Road, Upper Camp Creek Road and Wendling.

LEVEL 1 BE READY EVACUATION NOTICE for Highway 126 from McKenzie Ranger Station to the junction of Highway 126 and Highway 20 (Santiam Junction).


Level 1 means be aware of the danger that exists in your area and prepare for possible evacuation.
 

Structural Assessment

Lane County Emergency Management and public safety partners have begun the process of performing structural assessments on homes within the perimeter of the Holiday Farm Fire.  The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and an 80-person Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team have been working within the fire zone to search for potential unaccounted for people and assess structures. These assessments began on September 13, 2020 when the teams were able to safely gain access to the area based on fire activity and overall team safety. 

 

There are 1,018 structures within the fire perimeter.  As of September 14, 2020, approximately 315 structures have been identified as being destroyed by the fire or as failed. The structure assessment process is anticipated to be a lengthy process due to the number of homes in the fire perimeter, hazards in the area, and ongoing firefighting operations.

 

In effort to get the data to residents as quickly as possible we will be making the information available as the assessments are completed. The teams are working in multiple areas to gather the data as quickly as possible for residents and homeowners.

 

The initial collection of assessment information is now available to residents. A call center has been established to allow those impacted by the fire to receive information about their residences within this area.  Homeowners and residents can now call 541-682-3977 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to receive their assessment information.

 

For residents and homeowners that would prefer to learn the status of their home assessment in person, beginning Wednesday September 16, a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be available for those affected. The Resource Center will include representatives from utility companies, Lane County Elections, insurance companies, housing support agencies, Senior and Disabled Services, Environmental Health, Lane County Assessment and Taxation, waste and debris disposal coordinators, permit and land management staff, faith-based services and support, as well as mental health and medical support.

 

The MARC will also be available to those that have learned the status of their home or residence over the telephone and would like more information about those resources. The MARC will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lane Events Center at 796 West 13th in Eugene, Oregon.

 

The MARC is not a donation drop-off or pick-up location and is only open to those people whose homes and properties are in the fire area.

 

There is support available for those who have been affected by the Holiday Farm Fire:

  • Emotional Support Line: 1(800)923-HELP (4357)
  • Disaster Stress Helpline: 1(800)985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. This line is available in 100 languages, 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • In-person crisis support with Lane County Behavioral Health: The Graduate Hotel (66 E. 6th Ave Eugene, OR 97401), Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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).


AVOID THE AREA - YOU MAY NOT RETURN TO LEVEL 3 EVACUATION AREAS


Areas under a Level 3 Evacuation Notice, including the roads within those areas, are closed to the public.

Rumors that people can return to the fire area along McKenzie Highway to check on homes or look for animals are incorrect.

The closures are necessary to protect the safety of everyone. People who return to those areas are placing themselves at risk from fire, falling trees, downed power lines, debris, landslides and the other safety issues caused by wildfire. Unauthorized people can also cause delays in firefighting activity if they are in the way of firefighting equipment or if fire personnel end up needed to assist those unauthorized people.

If people are part of an organized volunteer group for a community agency or organization, they should wait to be deployed through the appropriate channels for their own safety and to ensure they do not interfere with the fire response.



 






  

Fire Response Information

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office (OSFM) are the lead fire-fighting agencies 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. Evacuee’s only.


North West Eugene – 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.

Smoke Respite Shelter Information

Dusk to Dawn (717 Highway 99 North)

Access to the respite center is available through referral through White Bird, open daily 9am - 5pm at 341 E. 12th Ave., or their 24-hour crisis line (541) 687-4000.

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)
:  The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has closed Hwy 126 from milepost 23.9 (Leaburg Dam Rd.) to milepost 46.3 (west entrance of McKenzie River Drive) to clear debris and identify and mitigate hazards along the roadway.  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/

McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire Information -

Non-emergency call center at 541-682-3977

www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire