ODF WILDFIRE NEWS
The official wildfire news blog for the Oregon Department of Forestry
Community Wildfire Defense Grant Oregon awardees announced
Salem, Ore. – Ten project proposals in Oregon, including one by the Oregon Department of Forestry, have been selected to be funded by the Community Wildfire Defense Grant (CWDG). The proposals focus...
ODF Multi-Mission Aircraft making strides in early wildfire detection
Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) Partenavia P-68 Observer has had many uses in the last 40 years, but its most recent function is as the platform for the department’s nighttime wildfire...
Blake Ranch becomes first Firewise USA community in Morrow County
Heppner, Ore. – The Blake Ranch community has become the first Firewise USA community in Morrow County. The Oregon Department of Forestry, along with other federal, state, local and community...
ODF firefighters participate in CIMC cadre
Oregon Department of Forestry staff had the opportunity to take part in teaching the Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) in San Diego last month, and provided experienced incident management...
Clatsop County Fires update for Monday, Nov. 21
FINAL UPDATE - Firefighters continue to see success on several fires in Clatsop County that broke out in last week’s east winds. Level 3 evacuations for four homes associated with the 98 Delta Fire...
East winds drive several fires on state, private ground in Clatsop County
Contact: ODF Public Affairs, email@example.com Friday Nov. 18, 2022, a.m. update - Several fires on state and private industrial forestland in Clatsop County resulting from escaped burn piles...
With the end of fire season, dispose of yard debris responsibly
SALEM, OR – The Oregon Department of Forestry and other fire prevention experts urge the public to exercise caution when disposing of yard debris this fall. With the end of fire season, many...
Widespread rain prompts the end of the 2022 fire season
SALEM, Ore. – With widespread rain and cooler temperatures across the state, all Oregon Department of Forestry districts will be out of fire season as of October 29, ending the 2022 fire season. The...
After nearly 150 days, fire season ends on the ODF Southwest Oregon District
JACKSON & JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore. – After a long, dry, and un-seasonably warm season, the 2022 fire season on the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) Southwest Oregon District is officially...
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 10/24/2022
ODF PROTECTED LAND
Fires and acres burned
Total fires = 844
Total acres = 34,105
10-year average fires and acres burned
Total fires = 996
Total acres = 117,895
ALL LANDS IN OREGON
Fires and acres burned
Total fires = 1,975*
Total acres = 436,772
* 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).