ODF WEST OREGON DISTRICT RESPONDS TO SAMS CREEK FIRE, LINCOLN COUNTY
Level 1 evacuations are in place. Please follow orders from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at www.co.lincoln.or.us/740/active-wildfires—lincoln-county.
Crews are working hard to get the fire completely lined and plumbed with hose overnight. The district and its partners are responding aggressively to keep the footprint as small as possible.
Resources on-scene include multiple hand crews and engines from the ODF West Oregon District, a type 2 helicopter, and multiple engines and tenders from local fire departments and neighboring industrial forest landowners. Once lined and plumbed, the district will remain in the area for the next several days doing mop-up operations and making sure the fire doesn’t re-emerge due to weather conditions.
Warm and dry conditions make the landscape more at risk for wildfire, which is why public participation in wildfire prevention is so important. Oregonians should check their local fire restrictions before lighting any fireworks, operating an engine-operated machine, or starting a campfire.
The public is encouraged to avoid the area due to public and firefighter safety. There will be increased fire traffic in the area into the morning.
ASTORIA DISTRICT – 7/27/23 – Firefighters continue to make impressive progress on the Broken Gate Fire, which started 7/23/23 and estimated at 44 acres, off Hwy. 30 at MP 73, near Wauna. Our crews are still working 24 hours a day: the night shift has been utilizing infrared cameras to detect and flag hotspots that can then be broken apart and worked on during the day. Although windy weather can create challenging conditions for those on the fire line, it does provide an opportunity to identify additional sources of heat that may have not been seen.
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