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Wildfire

Fire Info, Resources and Links

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Sydney Dauphinais
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JPR News

A guide to connecting to services, information and opportunities to help during the wildfire crisis.

State Resources

The State of Oregon has a comprehensive guide to wildfire information and resources.

FEMA

State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the
wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on Sept. 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a variety of loans, grants and other disaster recovery assistance:

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

1.800.621.3362

The first step toward accessing FEMA help is to register.

News & Information:

  • Information on the Two Four Two Fire: twofourtwofire.information@gmail.com; 541-846-8174
  • Information on the Slater Fire and Devil Fire on the Klamath National Forest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KlamathNF/
  • Contact information for the Slater Fire: 2020.slater@firenet.gov; 530-324-2528
  • South Obenchain Fire contact: Jackson County Emergency Management Office: (541) 776-7338 southobenchainfire@gmail.com

Housing:

  • Oregon's Wildfire Damage Housing Relief is offering applicants up to $7,000 in assistance for people who have lost their homes to the wildfires.

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/program-wildfire-damage-housing-relief.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1MQ8wOqKkeS2tRz7H4Pqry5_18IFhQ-DpkIidmZhpn5OmQrfXKGFvhpOk

New Life Church of the Nazarene has shelter, clothing, food, bedding and parking spaces. Availability is limited and visitors are encouraged to call ahead.
1974 E. McAndrews Rd., Medford (541)-779-7777

  • Food 4 Less, 2230 Biddle Rd., Medford, is offering their parking lot for evacuees to stay.
  • Klamath Family Warming Center — which is usually closed until winter — has shelter, beds, food, bathrooms, kitchen facilities and some RV parking. http://www.klcas.org/warming-center/

Food:

  • An Oregonian may request replacement of SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits lost due to a disaster. The request must be received within 10 days of the disaster or loss, either verbally or in writing (please call your local office ASAP so that your request can be documented).
  • The Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant has free hot meals during regular business hours. https://theblacksheep.com/
  • Ashland Middle School and Ashland High School will serve free meals for everyone from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Peace House delivers free meals 7 days a week to the following locations: Ashland Creek Park - 4:20 p.m. ; Lithia Park Gazebo - 4:35; Triangle Park - 5 p.m.; Mistletoe/Tolman Creek - 5:20 p.m.
  • Free meals are available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Medford High School, Jefferson Elementary School, Howard Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Oak Grove Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School
  • The Ashland Emergency Food Bank has food resources Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 560 Clover Lane; (541) 488-9544

Transportation:

  • Dial 511 for road closure information. There is a push button menu and you can get information by following the menu and entering in the highway number.
  • Rogue Valley Transportation District is offering shuttles running to and from the Jackson County Fairgrounds and a temporary bus line to the Expo.

Animals:

Health & Hygiene:

How to help:

  • Donate to United Way Fire Funds

http://www.unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give/

  • American Red Cross needs money, volunteers, and blood.

https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/about-us/locations/southwest-oregon-chapter.html

  • Ashland Public Schools will be accepting donations of water, toiletries, hygiene products, diapers, wipes, bikes, tents and sleeping bags at Ashland High School from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 12.
  • Grange Co-op locations are now accepting pet and livestock donations. Donated supplies will be distributed to the city’s large evacuation hubs.
  • Mutual Aid for Rogue Valley Communities is collecting water bottles, hand towels, masks, non-perishable food, diapers, baby formula, blankets, sanitary products, sleeping bags, pet food, toilet paper, and first aid kits.

Drop-off sites: South Ashland - 770 Faith St. ; North Ashland - 223 Maple St.; Medford YMCA