Santiam Fire

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After An Oregon Wildfire

**Also known as the Beachie Creek Fire**

Santiam Fire (Beachie Creek) Lawyers

Marion County, Oregon

PacifiCorp and PACIFIC POWER utility equipment may be the source of the destructive Santiam Canyon Fire.

The destructive and deadly Santiam Canyon Fire is being investigated to find the cause of the fire however it is suspected that powerlines from PacifiCorp or PACIFIC POWER utility equipment may be at fault for starting the Santiam Fire (Beachie Creek) that kile several people, burned hundreds of homes and businesses and destroyed nearly 200,000 acres.

Santiam Fire Lawsuit

While each story is different here are common damages we see
  • Business losses 
  • Damage to trees, timber, or underwood 
  • Depreciation in the value of your land 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Harm to pets or livestock 
  • Loss of crops 
  • Lost wages 
  • Personal injury 
  • The cost to repair or replace your home and personal property 
  • The loss of use and enjoyment of your property 
  • Wrongful death 

You may be entitled to damages that your insurance – even good insurance — won’t cover. In addition to underinsured homes, most insurance policies don’t cover vegetation that is not part of the landscaping, natural vegetation or compensation for you or your family for the upheaval caused by the Bobcat Fire. The law provides for more compensation than most people realize and our wildfire legal team is ready to help.

When our Bobcat Fire Lawyers take on a case, we are consciously thorough in our investigations. We must be sure that we have identified all of your damages and accurately calculated them. We will not be satisfied with a case outcome unless you get every last penny you deserve from the parties responsible for the destructive Bobcat Fire.

Affected by the Santiam Canyon Fire?

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a utility-company-related wildfire, we will seek damages on your behalf for the losses you have incurred with absolutely no out-of-pocket expenses from you.

Idiart Law Group (Oregon Fire Help) represents plaintiffs in fire injury and damage lawsuits filed against Oregon utility companies for the devastating property damage, economic losses, and disruption to homes, businesses, and livelihoods caused by recent Oregon wildfires.

Santiam Fire History

As the Northwest Incident Management Team concluded on September 9, 2020, the fires that destroyed the homes of Santiam Canyon were not caused by a wildland forest fire; rather these fires were caused by a series of downed power lines. The Management Team explained “Originally listed at 469 acres, the fire has grown overnight to over 131,000 acres driven by high winds and extremely dry fuels. Originally named the Beachie Creek fire, it has been renamed the Santiam Fire acknowledging that the Beachie Creek fire no longer was the main cause of rapid-fire growth and was instead fed by a series of small fires largely caused by downed power lines and other ignition sources throughout the area.

The catastrophic losses of the wildfire could have been prevented; these community-destroying fires were not inevitable. Utility companies could have shut off the power, invested in their infrastructure to minimize the risk of fire, and taken other reasonable steps to operate their systems to eliminate the risk of fire.

A Team Ready to Help You

Our experienced legal team stands ready to tell your individual story.

Damian Idiart

Damian Idiart

Oregon Wildfire Lawyer

Ben Nielsen

Ben Nielsen

Oregon Wildfire Lawyer

Justin Idiart

Justin Idiart

Oregon Wildfire Lawyer

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121 SW Salmon St., 11th Floor Portland, OR 97204

(503) 683-8581

770 S. Front Street Ste. 200 Central Point, OR 97502

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As an Oregon-based firm who has been in Oregon for 20 years, we remain dedicated to helping Oregegonians rebuild their life following these devastating wildfires. 

We'll ensure that you receive honest care, clear advice, and a smart approach in getting the help you deserve.  

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