The Linn County Sheriff’s Office wants to keep all community members prepared and informed with regard to Wildfires. Please view the documents and resources below for more information.

Visit the Linn County Wildfire Map for up-to-date information both locally, and around the State of Oregon.

 How to Prepare for Wildfire Season

We encourage residents to use the following resources to assess the risk around your homes, businesses and properties, as well as learn tips and techniques for how to create a defensible space.


 Returning to Your Home


 Debris Cleanup

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 sometimes funded by federal and state government and is occassionally provided free of charge to property owners.

Wildfire Recovery Debris Removal Info Sheet

Wildfire Recovery Debris Removal Info Sheet (SPANISH)


 Documents, Disaster Assistance and Financial Assistance




 Power & Power Line Precautions

The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation warnings. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact your local power company immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you reenter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out building has burned.


 Propane and Natural Gas


 Septic Systems, Water Quality & Safety
  • Well and Well Water Disinfection for Fire Damaged Properties
  • Onsite wastewater (septic) systems that have been damaged during a fire may pose a significant safety risk. Tanks and lids made of plastic and/or fiberglass may melt when exposed to fire and extreme heat creating a hole or weak spot in the tank or riser. It is also important to inspect your system for damage to PVC piping above or near the ground surface that may have been impacted by heat. For your safety, please locate and rope off your septic tank and drain field areas prior to debris removal to avoid any accidents or damage to the system. Cover any openings with plywood or similar material until repairs can be made. If your wastewater system has been damaged, or if your system is backing up or malfunctioning, discontinue use and contact a licensed septic contractor and Linn County Environmental Health at (541) 967-3821. Septic records are available online at: If records are unavailable, contact a septic professional to locate your system.


 Prescriptions, Medical Services and Documents


 Air Quality


 Livestock & Agriculture Resources