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WILDLAND FIRE STATISTICS

ODF has been protecting Oregon’s forests for 110 years, and is the largest fire department in Oregon, protecting about 16 million acres of private and public forestland. The department emphasizes the importance of preventing human-caused fires, reducing wildfire risks through improved forest health and resiliency, and keeping those fires that do start as small as possible. This approach protects lives and property and limits fire-related impacts to communities.

These stats are for lands protected by ODF only. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center shares updated statewide and regional stats daily.

As of September 18, 2023

ODF PROTECTED LAND

Fires and acres burned

Total fires = 881
Total acres = 16,155

10-year average fires and acres burned

Total fires = 922
Total acres = 119,269

ALL LANDS IN OREGON

Fires and acres burned

Total fires = 1,684*
Total acres = 177,812
* ODF Fires database & NWCC SIT reconcile.

10-year average fires and acres burned**

** Requires special requests to NWCC – not on normal daily reports.

Annual Fire Reports are available through the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC).

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