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Wildfire Recovery Milestone: Halfway Home

Significant progress on the path to recovery continues as state-managed crews move forward in working to clean up debris left in the wake of the 2020 Labor Day Wildfires. We have now reached the halfway point in our cleanup efforts with more than 1,450 home sites cleared of the 2,784 total home sites enrolled in the program.

Step 2 of the process, which includes the removal of ash and debris from burned properties, began in mid-January. Every day, we move one step closer to getting Oregonians back into their homes and businesses as crews work around the clock to advance the cleanup process.

Private property owners in most of the areas impacted by last year’s wildfires can still apply to be part of the state-managed cleanup process by completing a Right of Entry (ROE) form. (The deadline to submit ROEs in Lincoln County has passed.) Keep up to date with the latest on the operation at

Together, we will rebuild.



Wildfire waste and debris removal

The State of Oregon is working with federal, state and local partners to remove hazardous waste, and ash and debris from the 2020 Oregon wildfires safely, efficiently, and as quickly as possible. The Oregon Departments of Transportation, Environmental Quality and Emergency Management are leading the effort, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assistance.

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