Depoe Bay 2500 Fire 90% Contained

The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Charlie Redheffer, is expected to hand over the fire  to a smaller Type 4 organization on Sunday August 28. The fire is now determined to be 90% contained. The Team thanked the Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, and Lincoln County communities for their kind hospitality and support during its stay. Fire crews continued Saturday to mop-up and grid for hot spots inside of the containment line. Several crews have now left to go support other fires. East winds have subsided, and we are currently experiencing an on-shore flow. The fire lines held against the hot temperatures last week. The northern most section of the fire had several hot spots inside the containment line. According to Predicted weather calls for high humidity, clouds, and average temperatures. The incident management team left yesterday and Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area will reopen soon. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The cost so far for this fire that covered over 200-acres is at $970,000.