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Where is the smoke coming from? Where is the fire? Oregon wildfires at a glance

USDA Forest Service map (September 6, 2017)
USDA Forest Service map (September 6, 2017)
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EUGENE, Ore. - This fire season has affected most Oregonians, thanks in large part to smoke carried aloft from forest fires burning in the western half of the state from the Columbia River south to the California border.

This page includes embeds of official maps, which should update as data changes.

We've also included a summary of the major fires burning in Oregon, with links for more information, videos and photos of the fires and evacuation areas. Where possible, we have embedded official evacuation maps produced by fire managers and/or county officials.

Chetco Bar Fire

The largest is the Chetco Bar Fire, at 176,770 acres as of September 6. The fire has destroyed homes and prompted evacuations in Curry County on the southern Oregon Coast.

The Chetco Bar Fire was first detected July 12, the result of a lightning strike. At the time, it was a quarter acre burning in the scar of the 2002 Biscuit Fire - that's 10,890 square feet, about the area of a good-sized lot in a nicer Eugene neighborhood.

Eagle Creek Fire

The Eagle Creek Fire burning in the Columbia River Gorge threatens homes and historic sites. Investigators suspect a teen playing with fireworks sparked the blaze. The fire had burned nearly 31,000 acres as of September 6.

Horse Creek Complex

The Horse Creek Complex includes the Avenue, Olallie, Lookout, Separation, Roney and Nash fires burning south of Highway 242 and east of Cougar Reservoir. The fires have burned a combined 20,710 acres, the result of lightning August 10.

The Avenue and Separation fires forced a Level 3 "GO!" evacuation notice for Highway 242 and for Highway 126 up to where Deer Creek intersects Hwy 126. A Level 2 "Get Set" evacuation notice begins where the east end of McKenzie River Drive intersects Hwy 126 and ends at the junction of Hwy126 and Hwy 242. A Level 1 "Get Ready" notice remains in place from the intersection of Road FSR 19 with Hwy 126.

Scorpion and Little Devil Fires

Breitenbush Hot Springs area is subject to a Level 2 "Get Set" evacuation notice as a result of the 427-acre Scorprion Fire and the 1,251-acre Little Devil Fire (as of September 6).

Horse Prairie Fire

The cause of the Horse Prairie Fire located this past weekend is under investigation. The fire has burned over 16,000 acres as of September 6.

Whitewater Fire

A commercial jet spotted smoke from the Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness July 23. Fire managers believe a lightning strike in June smoldered in obscurity before the right combination of hot, dry, windy weather fanned the flames. The fire has burned over 12,500 acres as of September 6. Firefighters don't expect the fire to be contained until the end of October.

Jones Fire

The Jones Fire has cut off access to campgrounds and recreation along Fall Creek. Smoke from the fire 10 miles northeast of Lowell has been visible at times from Eugene/Springfield. The fire resulted from lightning August 10. As of September 6, it has burned over 8,500 acres.

Rebel Fire

The cause of the Rebel Fire burning along the South Fork of the McKenzie River is not known. The fire was reported August 4. It has burned over 7,450 acres and is 17 percent contained.

Staley Fire

A lightning strike August 9 sparked the Staley Fire south of Oakridge. The fire has burned 2,234 acres as of September 5. Full containment is projected for September 15. Cost to fight: $4.4 million as of August 28.

Nash Fire

Lightning ignited the Nash Fire in the Three Sisters Wilderness on August 10. The fire has burned nearly 5,000 acres as of September 6. The fire prompted Level 2 "Get Set" evacuation notices for Elk and Hosmer lake areas and Level 1 "Get Ready" notices for the Lave and Little Lava lake areas.

Milli Fire

Lightning sparked the Milli Fire on or about August 11. The fire had burned over 24,000 acres as of September 6 and subjected rural residents outside Sisters to evacuation notices.

Umpqua North Complex

The result of widespread lightning August 9, the largest of the fires in the Umpqua North Complex - the 20,433-acre Happy Dog/Ragged Ridge Fire - forced the closure of Highway 138E and evacuation notices of the Dry Creek area. All told, the fires have burned more than 31,543 acres.

Falcon Complex

The Falcon Complex of fires resulted from one of the lightning storms that hit the Umpqua National Forest hard in early August. The fires had burned nearly 2,935 acres as of September 5.

Potato Hill Fire

The 199 acre Potato Hill Fire disrupted Highway 20, closing the highway at first and later limiting traffic to one direction at a time with a pilot car. Smoke may continue to impact visibility at night and in the morning.

High Cascades Complex

The High Cascades Complex includes 20 lightning-caused fires burning in or around Crater Lake National Park. The fires broked out July 26. They've burned over 52,255 acres as of September 6.

Horse Prairie Fire

The cause of the Horse Prairie Fire located this past weekend is under investigation. The fire has burned over 16,000 acres as of September 6.

Indian Creek Fire

This fire had been burning since July 4 in the Eagle Creek area, north of Mount Hood. The cause is unknown. The fire has since merged with the Eagle Creek Fire.

North Pelican

Lightning started the North Pelican Fire north of Klamath Falls on August 10. It has burned 1,525 acres and is 18 percent contained.

Miller Complex

The Miller Complex cluster of fires on the Oregon/California border started with lightning August 14. As of September 6, they've burned 28,670 acres.

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