McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire
(Updated Oct. 12, 2020)
- Lane County website
See Lane County-specific information about cleanup, recovery assistance, structural assessment, donating and volunteering, pet and large animal resources and more.
- State of Oregon Wildfire Resources
Find information about current conditions, how to stay updated and prepared, food and emergency shelter, resources, tips for after the fire, and property and business owners.
- Red Cross Safe and Well
- Free Xfinity Hot Spots
- Lane County Facebook page
- Holiday Farm (aka McKenzie Fire) Facebook page
- State of Oregon Fire and Hot Spots Dashboard
- Willamette National Forest Service fire updates
- Eugene/Springfield local Burn Guidelines
- Disaster Aid: Lane County residents can register with FEMA to apply for assistance affected by the wildfire. Three ways to register:
- 211 Info
Call 2-1-1 to get connected with health and service organizations. They have bilingual staff and access to a 24/7 language interpreter service offering over 240 languages.
- Small Business Assistance: Call Oregon’s Small Business Navigator Hotline at 833-604-0880 for answers to questions about businesses affected by wildfire (translators available).
Safe Ash Clean-Up
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: SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 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 through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Helping Children Cope with Emergencies (CDC)
Wildfires and COVID-19
Lane County and its state and federal partners encourage residents who are cleaning up burned structures to WAIT.
Before you can rebuild, your property must be cleared of household hazardous waste or other hazardous substances. Crews that specialize in identifying and removing hazardous substances will visit properties, determine what hazardous materials need to be removed, and remove them for safe disposal. This service is funded by federal and state government and provided free of charge to property owners in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties.
Household hazardous waste includes fuel and petroleum, pool chemicals, car batteries, antifreeze, used oil filters, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, propane tanks, disinfectants, aerosols, paint, bleach, and ammunition. Crews will also safely identify and dispose of large pieces of asbestos materials.
IMPORTANT: Property owners must sign an access agreement, called a Right of Entry form, by October 16 to allow cleanup crews onto their property.
Please visit Lane County and see the drop down section “Right of Entry for Cleanup” to learn more and sign up.
Structural Assessment Information
Lane County Emergency Management and public safety partners began the process of performing structural assessments on homes within the perimeter of the Holiday Farm Fire on Sept. 13, 2020. The initial structural damage assessments have been completed within the Holiday Farm Fire perimeter.
Residents can view information regarding their property online. The database includes a designation of property status and photos of the property.
As of Sept. 21, 2020, 431 residences and 24 non-residential structures were identified as being destroyed by the fire.
Fire-damaged structures can be extremely hazardous and residents are encouraged to have professionals assess and deal with damaged property. Serious hazards can include unstable and falling debris, toxic substance exposure including asbestos and eye/lung/skin impact from ash and other irritants.
See Lane County's website for more information.
United Way of Lane County has launched an emergency fund to support local wildfire response efforts across Lane County. United Way’s Wildfire Response Funds will specifically support nonprofits and community organizations assisting community members who have experienced the loss of a home or business, or are otherwise impacted as a result of the 2020 fires. Funds raised will support these organizations in Lane County working directly to meet the needs of families and individuals affected by the fire. To contribute to this local fund, donate online on the United Way of Lane County’s website.
Organizations can apply for funds on a rolling basis, with grants distributed every two weeks as funds are available. Applications and more information can be found at unitedwaylane.org/wildfire-fund-application.
- Volunteer: The Red Cross has mobilized to provide support and assistance for local evacuees. Find urgent volunteer needs.
- Financial Donations: The first priority for the Red Cross is to provide shelter and support to those affected, and financial donations are the quickest way to get help to those who need it. Your financial donation helps provide shelter, meals, relief supplies, emotional support and recovery planning. If you are interested in making a financial donation, please visit the Red Cross’ donation web page.
- Material Donations: For the safety of shelter residents and workers, the Red Cross is unable to accept material donations of any kind right now. Due to increased safety measures for COVID-19, storing, sorting, cleaning and distributing donated items could be risky.
The mission of Lane County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is to bring together a broad array of community organizations to foster an effective response to the people of Lane County in times of disaster.
While the need for blood donors is critical right now, we are experiencing a drop in those who are donating. Since Bloodworks Northwest provides the blood to 100% of Lane County hospitals, they need your help in communicating the urgency of this situation. Bloodworks is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield (919 Kruse Way). Appointments and masks required. Make an appointment online or call 800-398-7888.