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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOqMTuyaT5CqPM73MW0pwyJhuIz83wC7-tMpM8M05JINoBKQ/viewform
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).
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.