The map below displays active fire incidents within Oregon and Washington.
A Large Fire, as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.
Please note: the points displayed on the map above indicate each fire’s starting location and provide general references ONLY. Fire information is updated as it is received. Due to high user traffic, the large fire map may load slower than normal and will be briefly unavailable during morning updates.
indicates an active fire
indicates a contained fire
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Prescribed fires are ignited when predicted weather patterns and fuel conditions will minimize smoke impacts to air quality and public health. Prescribed fire specialists may spend years planning a burn and work very closely with wildlife biologists, foresters, hydrologists, and other resource managers, as well as adjacent landowners, to ensure the burn meets resource needs. PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, the pile burning units are not included on the map below.
Red: burn is imminent or has just been completed
Black: burn is complete and is being monitored
Green: burn is in a stage of planning.
This map shows the Air Quality Index (AQI), which is an index for reporting daily air quality in our area. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.
For more information click on the “Full Map” link below.
Note: If there are not current evacuation areas mapped there are not any areas under an evacuation notice. Please refer to the following descriptions for what to do in ongoing emergency situations.
Level 1 – “BE READY!“ for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.
Level 2 – “BE SET!” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
Level 3 – “GO!” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuation immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.
The Central Oregon Fire Information website is supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior — Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife through a subaward to the Watershed Research and Training Center. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.