Day: September 14, 2020

September 14 Evacuation Downgrade Notice


DOWNGRADE NOTICE – East and South of Rose Lodge Area (7AM) Current Evacuation Map

This is an emergency notice regarding the Echo Mountain Fire Complex. The following area has been reduced from a Level 3 to a Level 2 effective 09/14 at 7:00 am:

Downgrade to a Level 2:

– East of Rose Lodge on Hwy 18
– South of Hwy 18 from Rose Lodge to East Devils Lake Road

Hwy 18 road closure remains; however, the roadblock will be moved West to Rose Lodge at N. North Bank Road and Hwy 18.

If you live on Bear Creek Road or a road off of Bear Creek Road, you will be let through the ODOT East Highway 18 roadblock to access Bear Creek Road.

Community Members returning to this area may not yet have power restored and/or may need to expect intermittent power outages until fully restored.

The area in and around the fire remains in a Level 3 evacuation area.

Community Members in the newly downgrade level 2 area can return to their homes and business at this time. If you need transportation back to your home you can call the County Call Center at 541-265-0621 (after 8am) for coordination.

Cautionary Re-entry Information:

– It is always advisable to do a safety check of your home and property when you return.
– Continue to monitor local media sources, county website and your telephone devices to receive further information and updates.

Any additional questions can be forwarded to the Lincoln County Emergency Public Information Call Center at 541-265-0621

Status Checks on Property- Sept 14 (Echo Mountain Fire Complex)

Deputies will begin offering status checks on properties in the area that remains closed to the Echo Mountain Complex Fire. General access to the affected areas continues to be limited due to hazardous and unpredictable conditions.

Residents can phone the county’s call center, 541-265-0621, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Requests can also be made by filling out this form online:

Callers will be asked to provide the following information:

Address (any helpful information in locating the residence (many street signs and address markers are destroyed).
Phone number
Anyone missing from the location, including name, age, phone number
Any animals at location
Deputies will make checks as time permits, and there may be long delays in callbacks. Deputies will only be able to provide basic information about a structure or damage and are not capable of determining if a structure is safe to enter or is habitable. Deputies will call the number provided and relay the status to the resident. If there is no answer, the deputies will leave a message. If the phone has no voicemail box or the deputy is otherwise unable to leave a message, no further attempts will be made.