Wildfire Update 2017

Where The Wildfires Are In The Pacific Northwest

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UPDATE (Aug. 20, 2017, 11:14 a.m. P.T.) After a rainy, cool winter and spring, this year's fire season kicked off June 7 in southern Oregon.

More Evacuation Orders In Chetco Bar Fire

Aug 20, 2017

UPDATE: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 ... The Chetco Bar fire, which has been slowly burning in the fire scar of the 2002 Biscuit fire in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness for more than a month, has quickly grown in size and threat level, now reaching an estimated 31,000 acres and forcing evacuations and closures.

B. Patton via InciWeb

The Eclipse Complex in Klamath National Forest has burned a total of 17,501 acres and is 15% contained.


UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 ... Crews fighting the High Cascades Complex fires near Crater Lake are turning their attention to repairing damaged caused by fire suppression work, with help from newly -assigned National Guard troops. Some personnel and equipment is being reassigned to higher priority fires around the region.


UPDATE: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 ... Active burning on the Umpqua North Complex continued into the late evening Thursday. A large spot fire grew to approximately 100 acres south of the Happy Dog fire, across the river and Highway 138 in steep, inaccessible terrain.


FINAL UPDATE: TUESDAY, AUG. 15 ...  Fire officials have declared the Flounce Fire near Prospect,  OR, to be 90 percent contained. Final measurement of the fire sizes it at 587 acres; firefighters were finally able to safely walk the perimeter yesterday and complete the mapping and measuring of the fire. All evacuations have been lifted. 

CalFire, via Google Maps

High temperatures, dry conditions and possible lightning storms are setting the stage for a potential spike in wildfire activity in parts of southern Oregon and northern California this week, according to the National Weather Service.