As the fires ravaged Oregon and Washington, ravaging more than 1 million acres in a matter of days, fears and rumors began to spread on social media. Two large fires that blazed in Lincoln County late Monday have more than doubled in the last 24 hours, the state's fire department said. As easterly winds of 30 to 50 km / h drove the burns, a group of wildfires in Inincoln County that had burned more than 2,400 hectares grew to about 1,000 hectares on Monday afternoon, with easterly winds causing gusts of 20 to 30 km / h, fire officials said.
The county has four active wildfires that have led to evacuations, the county said on its website Monday afternoon, according to the Oregon State Forestry and Fire Protection Department.
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As the wildfires approach Portland, residents are advised to look out for evacuation instructions, the Oregon Department of Public Safety said.
Large parts of Oregon, including Lane County, are under red flags until 8 p.m., according to the Oregon Department of Public Safety. Recent rainfall and predicted rainfall have raised the risk of the fire spreading, "the warning said. Oregon Coast Community College in Newport is currently being evacuated and is running - applications are accepted. For more information on the current fire situation and evacuation instructions for the Newport area, click here.
The Assessment and Taxation of Linn County wants people to know that if your property is damaged or destroyed in a forest fire, you may receive proportionate taxes. Interested parties can contact the Oregon Department of Public Safety team to evaluate your home or property with an expert in forest fire risk.
The Yacolt fire is not the first in a series of fires that have raged in the Cascadia National Forest since the beginning of the year. The two wildfires, known as the B-B Complex, which have been burning for just over a month, required 2,300 firefighters to reach their peak. On February 19, there were several thunderstorms that started five small fires in Oregon and California, which merged to form the "Biscuit Fire." In August, the Washinicton Territory in Nevada was expanded to include public land states, as were Oregon's Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of $1.5 million in federal funds to help fight fires, and anyone who has a fire - damaged or destroyed - can claim a tax break for land. The Lincoln County fire killed the recovery efforts, while no other major fires have broken out in Oregon. No evacuation orders were issued for the Oregon Department of Forestry, now collectively known as Echo Mountain Complex, on Tuesday.
It is the second death in Lincoln County in less than a week after a 14-year-old girl from Columbia River Gorge in Oregon tested positive on January 5 and died in a wildfire near Lincoln Community College in the south, where residents had been evacuated. The wildfire broke out Tuesday, January 6, 2017, a few miles from Lincoln Community College in southern Oregon near the town of Corvallis, Oregon.
The cause of the Echo Mountain Fire is still unknown, but is being driven by the same hot easterly winds that have wreaked so much havoc in other parts of Oregon. The Oregon Forestry Department is preparing for fallen trees that became unstable during the fire and is urging people to be aware that increased fire risks could be caused by windy conditions. However, the Forestry Commission and the Weather Service are urging people to beware of heightened fire danger as more wildfires burn across the state.
Meanwhile, Oregon Governor Kate Brown warned that there is a long way to go to fight the fires that are sweeping the state, and that many won't be extinguished until the fall rain arrives. So far, we have mainly been talking about the massive wildfires in Oregon, which have destroyed land and buildings, caused evacuations and, by and large, have never razed entire cities to the ground. Read on to see how to watch current fires and how to protect your home or property from fire damage.
Oregon has a long history of wildfires, despite the dry weather. This week's fires are just the latest in a series that have raged in the state in recent months, with very few burnt out and spreading.