Three Buttes Fire Update; Beach Clean-up; Grand Marshall for Veterans Parade Announced

Three Buttes Fire Update

Firefighters worked diligently over the weekend securing and patrolling the area surrounding the Three Buttes Fire 11 miles northeast of Florence.  The fire is now reduced to 119 acres and is 27% contained.  Fire managers says they are confident that the fire will not spread beyond its boundaries.  They have also completed the indirect fire line around the fire. And finished the fuel break around the Herman Peak Communications site.  The focus this week will be on heavy equipment suppression repair on roads and includes cleaning out ditches, repairing culverts and installing drivable  water bars.  There are currently 66 personnel with one engine and two water tenders.  Several roads remain partially closed including forest road 58 and forest road 1057.  If there are no significant changes the next fire update will be on Monday September 25th.

Beach Clean-up

Over the past two weeks More than 1,500 volunteers came together to clean up litter and debris, remove invasive plant species, and restore natural habitats across Oregon’s beaches, waterways, and neighborhoods. Solve Oregon recruited families, community organizations and individuals across the state.  They collected an estimated 20,000 pounds of litter and marine debris at over 70 sites including the coastal area around Florence. Since the event’s inception in 1986, more than 2.5 million pounds of litter and marine debris have been collected across Oregon.

Grand Marshall for Veterans Parade Announced

The group “The Veterans Parade of Florence, inc is getting ready for their November 11th parade honoring veterans in the area.  They announced yesterday the grand Marshall for the parade.  This year it will be Russ Connelley.  Russ enlisted in the navy in 1944 at the age of 17 as a Navy Aviation Ordinanceman serving in Guam.  He served until 1947 and was discharged as a Petty Officer.