McKenzie River Fires

McKenzie fires: No more donations to Silke Field; new location on Roosevelt Blvd

ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE St. Vincent de Paul, United Way of Lane County and the Lane County Emergency Operations Center are partnering with the grassroots organizers of the donation center currently operating at Silke Field in Springfield to provide a long-term drop-off and sorting location in north Eugene.  The new donations drop-off[Read More…]

Hazardous conditions close transfer sites

Lane County Waste Management has temporarily closed several of its waste transfer stations due to hazardous air conditions, including:   Creswell (34293 Cloverdale Rd., Creswell) London (73111 London Road, Cottage Grove) Rattlesnake (82572 Rattlesnake Rd., Dexter) Sharps Creek (74540 Sharps Creek Rd., Culp Creek) Walton (18585 Transformer Rd.) Low Pass (22377[Read More…]

PHOTOS: McKenzie fires: Firefighters save 100+ buildings; nearly 18k structures at risk

BOB WILLIAMS/ FOR THE CHRONICLE Holiday Farm fire, at a glance (as of 10 a.m. Sept. 10): Estimated fire size: 144,695 acres; Containment: 0%; Expected containment date. Oct. 29, 2020; Structures threatened: 17,732; Structures destroyed: Unknown; Personnel deployed: 207; Injures on incident management team: 0 Firefighters celebrated some small successes[Read More…]

McKenzie fires: Police say impostor fire marshal, looting claims unfounded

Several rumors around the McKenzie River fires, including fire marshal impostors encouraging people to evacuate their homes, and looting of evacuated homes, we cleared up Thursday by Springfield Police. “One of these concerns was regarding a subject posing as fire marshals, encouraging people to evacuate their homes,” lieutenant George Crolly[Read More…]