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Number of structures lost in Holiday Farm Fire up to 723

After surveying more structures, fire officials now say 723 structures have been lost due to the Holiday Farm Fire.

Posted: Sep 17, 2020 6:02 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2020 7:30 PM

BLUE RIVER, Ore. – After surveying more structures, fire officials now say 723 structures have been lost due to the Holiday Farm Fire.

So far, 1,163 have been assessed in the fire area, from commercial buildings to homes to outbuildings. Of those, 714 are destroyed, nine could collapse at any moment, 33 are damaged and 407 suffered no damage.

The Urban Search and Rescue team has been moving through the area, headed west through Vida into the Goodpasture Road area. So far, one person has been confirmed dead, and three people remain missing. More than 200 people reported missing have been found.

Crews have temporarily suspended activity on the fire as a safety precaution due to a storm that is expected to move in Thursday night. Lightning, wind and hail are all possible. The storm could lead additional trees and rocks to fall into the roadway.

Utility companies and non-essential people will not be able to enter the Level 3 evacuation area or any area inside the fire footprint while the suspension lasts. Residents are also asked to avoid the roads affected by the fire. At this time, the suspension is expected to be lifted at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Lane County fire crews will be working their last shifts, and out-of-state resources will arrive to take their place. This will allow crews to return to their homes. They will remain heavily involved in the effort and can be called back in if there is a need.

The fire is estimated to be 170,637 acres and 10% contained. A total of 812 people are working to fight the fire.

Officials emphasized that the name refers to a business in the area that provided a useful landmark for incoming fire crews. The business had nothing to do with the cause of the fire.

If you are a resident who had to evacuate due to the fire and would like to receive information about your home, you can call 541-682-3977 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. More information will be provided as the assessment continues.

For those who would like to learn the status of their home in person, a Multi-Agency Resource Center will be available on Friday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Lane Events Center, 796 West 13th Ave., in Eugene. The center will have representatives from the following:

  • 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
  • Mental health and medical support

This Resource Center will not be a donation drop-off or pick-up location and is only open to those whose homes and properties are in the fire area. For more information about the current donation and volunteer site, click here. 

Below is additional support for those who have been affected by the 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, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

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