The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to coordinate search and rescue efforts for areas in Marion County impacted by the Beachie Creek Fire. As of this morning, the Sheriff’s Office has just 1 person remaining who has been reported as missing, we remain at 4 total confirmed fatalities at this time.
Starting today, FEMA’s National Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Response System will be helping the Marion County Sheriff’s Office with our continuing search efforts. This team, which was established under the authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 1989, is a framework for organizing federal, state and local partner emergency response teams as integrated federal disaster response task forces. The US&R are able to provide assistance in structural collapse rescue and have K9 units and special equipment that is used for searching through fire and debris.
If you have a loved one who is missing within Marion County, please contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.