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STATE FIRE MARSHAL MOBILIZES OREGON FIRE SERVICE RESOURCES TO THE HOLIDAY FARM FIRE AND THE BEACHIE CREEK AND LIONSHEAD FIRES (PHOTO)

 

News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal
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Gov. Kate Brown has declared the Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires in Marion County and the Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County as Conflagrations.

The Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires were active overnight in the Santiam canyon. The Holiday Farm Fire is active near McKenzie Bridge.

The invocation of the Conflagration Act by Gov. Brown cleared the way for the State Fire Marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fires.

The Office of State Marshal’s Green Incident Management Team has been mobilized to the Beachie Creek Fire and Lionshead fires and the OSFM’s Red Incident Management Team has been mobilized to the Holiday Farm Fire.

As of 8 a.m. this morning, four task forces from Marion, Benton, Linn, and Clatsop counties are deployed with the Green Team to support the Santiam Canyon communities being impacted by the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires.

Two task forces from Polk and Yamhill counties are deployed with the Red Team.

Currently, evacuations have been ordered near both fires by local law enforcement.

In addition to its deployment of two IMTs, the OSFM has sent resources to Klamath County to support local firefighting resources who are responding to a fire near Collier State Park.

The predicted wind event has impacted much of the state. Multiple requests for structural firefighting resources have been made through the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System.

All Oregonians should monitor communications coming from their local emergency response systems and communications from local law enforcement agencies, who are responsible for ordering evacuations.

The OSFM is asking residents to keep their fellow Oregonians and firefighters in their thoughts.

Additional updates for the incident may be accessed at:

• Oregon State Fire Marshal Facebook: www.facebook.com/OregonStateFireMarshal/

• Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook: www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry/

• ODF statewide wildfire blog: https://odfwildfire.wpengine.com/

• Wildfire Evacuation Readiness: www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Wildland-Urban-Interface.aspx#evacuation

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