Current situation

Widespread rain and unseasonably cool temperatures in Oregon have dampened existing fires and prevented new ones, easing the strain on firefighting resources. At the same time, wet conditions are making it harder on firefighters trying to remove equipment and repair the impacts from suppression efforts. In steep areas that burned earlier this summer, mudflows, rockslides and fire-weakened trees falling are concerns.






















Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported on ODF-protected lands during the past week through June 29.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 29, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 9 fires burned 1 acre total
Human-caused fires: 59 fires burned 55 acres
Total: 68 fires burned 56 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 32 fires burned 60 acres
Human-caused fires: 183 fires burned 525 acres
Total: 215 fires burned 585 acres

Monday, June 28, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported on ODF-protected lands during the past week through June 28. ODF firefighters assisted with a 1,000-acre grass fire on June 27 along Interstate 84 near The Dalles. Eight fire agencies responded to the blaze, which temporarily closed the highway. Cause of the fire is under investigation but preliminary reports indicate it was ignited by a vehicle with engine problems that had pulled off the highway.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 28, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 7 fires burned 1 acre total
Human-caused fires: 50 fires burned 50 acres
Total: 57 fires burned 51 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 29 fires burned 52 acres
Human-caused fires: 178 fires burned 510 acres
Total: 207 fires burned 562 acres

Friday, June 25, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week through June 25.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 25, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 7 fires burned 1 acre total
Human-caused fires: 45 fires burned 50 acres
Total: 52 fires burned 51 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 24 fires burned 51 acres
Human-caused fires: 161 fires burned 428 acres
Total: 185 fires burned 479 acres

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week through June 23.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 24, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 7 fires burned 1 acre total
Human-caused fires: 45 fires burned 50 acres
Total: 52 fires burned 51 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 24 fires burned 51 acres
Human-caused fires: 156 fires burned 421 acres
Total: 180 fires burned 472 acres

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week through June 22.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 22, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 6 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 38 fires burned 49 acres
Total: 44 fires burned 49 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 24 fires burned 50 acres
Human-caused fires: 148 fires burned 402 acres
Total: 172 fires burned 452 acres

Monday, June 21, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week through June 21. Hiring of seasonal firefighters has been delayed a few weeks due to the unusually wet weather during late spring. All ODF personnel that were assisting on wildfires in Alaska have returned from their assignments.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 21, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 6 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 35 fires burned 49 acres
Total: 41 fires burned 49 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 23 fires burned 48 acres
Human-caused fires: 145 fires burned 401 acres
Total: 168 fires burned 449 acres

Friday, June 18, 2010

No new fires were reported during the past week through June 18. Hiring of seasonal firefighters has been delayed a few weeks due to the unusually wet weather during late spring. Three specially trained ODF personnel that have been assisting on wildfires in Alaska will return from their assignment on June 19.


Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 18, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 6 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 27 fires burned 45 acres
Total: 33 fires burned 45 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 20 fires burned 45 acres
Human-caused fires: 136 fires burned 389 acres
Total: 156 fires burned 434 acres

Thursday, June 17, 2010

No new fires were reported during the past week through June 17. Hiring of seasonal firefighters has been delayed a few weeks due to the unusually wet weather during late spring.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 17, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 5 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 27 fires burned 45 acres
Total: 32 fires burned 45 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 19 fires burned 40 acres
Human-caused fires: 133 fires burned 388 acres
Total: 152 fires burned 428 acres

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Current fires

No new fires were reported during the past week through June 16. Three specially trained Oregon Dept. of Forestry personnel continue to assist on wildfires in Alaska.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 16, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 5 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 27 fires burned 45 acres
Total: 32 fires burned 45 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 19 fires burned 40 acres
Human-caused fires: 129 fires burned 384 acres
Total: 148 fires burned 424 acres

Monday, June 14, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week through June 14. Three specially trained Oregon Dept. of Forestry personnel continue to assist on wildfires in Alaska.
Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 14, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 3 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 21 fires burned 44 acres
Total: 24 fires burned 44 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 19 fires burned 40 acres
Human-caused fires: 123 fires burned 380 acres
Total: 142 fires burned 420 acres

Friday, June 11, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week ending June 11. The Klamath-Lake District announced that it will enter fire season and a regulated-use closure on June 15. The start of fire season means the end of unregulated outside debris burning for rural residents and activates additional fire prevention and detection activities for forestland under Oregon Dept. of Forestry protection. A regulated-use closure places further restrictions on activities in the forest. The Central Oregon District's Prineville Unit and Sisters Sub-unit entered fire season on June 1. Three specially trained Oregon Dept. of Forestry personnel continue to assist on wildfires in Alaska.

Fire Statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 11, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 3 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 21 fires burned 44 acres
Total: 24 fires burned 44 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 17 fires burned 21 acres
Human-caused fires: 114 fires burned 352 acres
Total: 131 fires burned 373 acres

Monday, June 7, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week. Five specially trained Oregon Dept. of Forestry personnel are currently in Alaska assisting the firefighting effort on large wildfires there.
Fire statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 7, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 3 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 21 fires burned 44 acres
Total: 24 fires burned 44 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 16 fires burned 20 acres
Human-caused fires: 106 fires burned 335 acres
Total: 122 fires burned 355 acres

Friday, June 4, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported during the past week. Four specially trained Oregon Dept. of Forestry personnel are currently in Alaska assisting the firefighting effort on three large wildfires there.

Fire statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 4, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 3 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 21 fires burned 44 acres
Total: 24 fires burned 44 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 16 fires burned 20 acres
Human-caused fires: 101 fires burned 330 acres
Total: 117 fires burned 350 acres

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Current fires
No new fires were reported.

Fire statistics
Jan. 1, 2010 through June 1, 2010
Lightning-caused fires: 3 fires burned less than an acre total
Human-caused fires: 21 fires burned 44 acres
Total: 24 burned 44 acres
10-year average (Jan. 1 through the present date in the year)
Lightning-caused fires: 11 fires burned 8 acres
Human-caused fires: 94 fires burned 276 acres
Total: 105 fires burned 284 acres

Comments and questions

The purpose of this blog is to provide breaking news about wildfire activity on the forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. We invite you to post questions or comments you have about current wildfires. Please keep your posts civil and free of profanity. You are also welcome to contact us by email at: information@odf.state.or.us.

Current wildfire info

Cool, wet weather in the winter of 2016-17 ended Oregon's long drought and left a thick snowpack at higher elevations which will take some time to melt. However, even in non-drought years Oregon's warm, dry summers create conditions that allow for fire to start and spread. In an average summer firefighters still see almost a thousand fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.



What we do

Protection jurisdiction

The Oregon Dept. of Forestry protects 16 million acres of private and public forestlands from wildfire. This includes all private forestlands in Oregon as well as state and local government-owned forests, along with 2.8 million acres of federal Bureau of Land Management lands in the western part of the state. In total there are about 30.4 million acres of forest in Oregon.



Fire suppression policy

The department fights fire aggressively, seeking to put out most fires at 10 acres or smaller. This approach minimizes damage to the timber resource and fish and wildlife habitat, and protects lives and property. It also saves money. While suppressing large fires can cost millions of dollars, economic and environmental damage from wildfires can be many times greater.





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Oregon Dept. of Forestry's public information officers in Salem, Ore., maintain this blog. During the wildfire season, we spend much of our time reporting on fires and firefighting to news media and the public.