Holiday Farm Fire Updates

News from Lane County, Oregon and surrounding areas, covering the wildfire disaster of 2020. Survivor stories, displacee resource lists, government updates, and more.

Fire Managers Remind Public to Stay Out of Closed Areas

By Sierra Larson With Highway 126 (McKenzie Highway) reopened, it may seem like things are getting back to normal, but there is still much to do in terms of managing the Holiday Farm Fire. Hunting season began today, leading forestry officials and firefighters alike to worry about people accidentally wandering into closed areas. “The fire […]

McKenzie Highway Reopens

by Sierra Larson The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open an outreach center at Lane Events Center starting tomorrow, 3 October 2020, to assist those affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. The outreach center will be located in Meeting Room 1 and be open from 8 AM to 6 PM. The fire is currently […]

How to Apply for FEMA Financial Aid

by Sierra Larson The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Program is now open to everyone affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. Applications are available on their website. You will need to know the following information for the application: residential address social security number insurance information damage information pre-tax household income permanent phone number […]

Lane County Public Works Director Urges Residents to Wait on Home Clean Ups

by Sierra Larson Addressing Holiday Farm Fire evacuees at the Lane Events Center on 26 September, Lane County Public Works director Daniel Hurley instructed residents to not move anything at their homes and businesses until their insurance company has had a chance to assess the damage. Fire-damaged buildings can contain many hazards, including unstable structures, […]

Green Cross Deploys Trauma Relief

by Sierra Larson Green Cross Academy of Traumatology has deployed workers to assist Holiday Farm Fire first responders and survivors. Green Cross is a charity organization that provides mental health support to emergency responders, healthcare workers, and community members after traumatic events, such as fires, floods, and bombings. They work in association with the American […]

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