ODF/OSFM fire report for Sept. 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

Full size resolution ODF/OSFM fire report map – No changes to the map since Sept. 17.

National:  Preparedness Level 4 (Geographic areas competing for wildland fire suppression resources. Majority of national resources committed. Three or more geographic areas with large, complex fires.)

Number of fires Acres burned
Total to date  45,518 5,763,993




Oregon:  Preparedness Level 4.

Only ODF-protected lands (16 million acres)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date  1,064 226,222
10-year avg. year-to-date (2011 – 2020) 865 94,800


All lands in Oregon (Includes ODF-protected lands)
  Number of fires Acres burned
2021 year-to-date 1,814 811,759


Current large fires in Oregon: Includes all lands

Name Date Total Acres  ODF Acres Containment Location Cause Notes
Cougar Peak Sept. 7, 2021 91,332 31,783 52% 15 miles NW of Lakeview Unknown NW IMT 12
Fire information
Fire activity includes smoldering and creeping, and occasional torching of interior green areas. Operations underway today include mop up and patrol, and suppression repair. IMT and local agencies are working with landowners affected by the fire to assess damage to range lands. Area and road closures remain in effect. The fire is located on the Fremont-Winema NF and private lands.
Devils Knob Complex Aug. 3, 2021 69,941 1,415 51% 30 miles SE of Roseburg Unknown PNW IMT 2
Fire information
Suppression repair operations underway on all fires in complex; however, more suppression repair equipment is needed but is unavailable. Other operations on incident include patrol and mop up, and hazard tree removal in areas where crews are working and along travel routes. Level 1 and 2 evacuation levels in effect for 73 residences in the Ash Valley/South Umpqua Hwy area. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Rough Patch Complex July 29, 2021 50,076 515 42% 26 miles SE of Cottage Grove Unknown NW IMT 7
Fire information
Crews today are working to contain a slopover on the N/NE flank of the Chaos Fire. Operations underway on the rest of the Chaos, Little Bend, Buckhead and Near Minky fires include mop up, patrol and equipment backhaul. Road and area closures remain in place. The complex is located on the Umpqua NF and private lands.
Jack July 5, 2021 24,165 81 55% 20 miles E of Glide Human NW IMT 7
Fire information
Fire activity has been confined to the consumption of large ground fuels. Crews are focusing on hazard identification and mitigation in the North Umpqua Hwy area, fire behavior monitoring and suppression repair. Road and area closures in effect. The Jack Fire is part of Rough Patch Complex on Umpqua NF. Private lands affected.
Middle Fork Complex July 29, 2021 30,928 0 59% 9 miles N of Oakridge Unknown NW IMT 6
Fire information
Crews are continuing work on suppression repair projects, including water barring of fire lines, slash removal, chipping, log hauling and processing. The team is downsizing the incident for tomorrow’s transfer of command to a local Type 3 IMT. Road and area closures remain in effect. The complex is located on the Willamette NF.
Bull Complex Aug. 3, 2021 24,837 0 20% 12 miles NE of Detroit Unknown NW IMT 13
Fire information
Post-rain effects on fuels have reduced fire activity to creeping and smoldering. Warmer and drier weather today and Friday is expected to increase fire activity. Operations underway include mop up on the SE flank, suppression repair on the E and S flanks, and fire line prep along the W flank. Level 1 evacuation advisory remains in effect for the Breitenbush area, as are broad road and area closures. The fire is within the Bull of the Woods Wilderness on the Mt Hood NF and lands in the north end of the Willamette NF.
Big Meadow Sept. 9, 2021 2,643 1,033 95% 10 miles N of Riley Unknown Type 4 IMT
Fire information
Little active burning remaining within fire area. Monitoring continues. Road and area closures remain in effect. The fire is located on the Malheur NF and private lands.


Oregon State Fire Marshal Current Mobilization Report
Conflagration Name Date Began Structures Threatened/Destroyed Status
No OSFM IMT mobilizations in effect
Active Incident Totals N/A 0/0 N/A


More information

  • Warm and dry weather dominates much of Oregon today. Light-to-moderate NE wind activity expected in southwest and south/central Oregon. Onshore winds over the weekend may bring light rain west of the Cascades. Cooler temps and breezy winds on Sunday may bring more rain into western Oregon by Monday. However, little rain is expected in eastern Oregon but stronger winds are likely.