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News Release
Structural Assessment Information Now Available for Some Areas of Holiday Farm Fire - 09/15/20

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 10:00 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.

 

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