Last year the state of Oregon experienced an unprecedented wildfire season in which whole towns were burned to the ground and many people were displaced due to evacuation orders. This wildfire season, at least so far, hasn’t been as that destructive, but is severe none the less.

NWCC Large Wildfire Map 8.9.21 | Image by NWCC

As of 8.9.21 the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC) lists 13 active large wildfires in the state of Oregon and 19 active large wildfires in the state of Washington. The following lists details concerning the wildfires in Oregon.

The Bean Creek fire: Located Bean Creek, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 138. The fuel/terrain is timber and brush. It started on 8.5.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 3, Other structures threatened: 4 minor structures. Resources being used: Total Personnel 63, 2 crews, 0 helicopters, and 5 engines. The fire is 0% contained. The lead agency listed is the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Black Butte fire: Located 25 miles south of Unity, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 11,693. The fuel/terrain is brush and grass. It started on 8.3.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 1, Other structures threatened: 11. Resources being used: Total Personnel 428, 15 crews, 2 helicopters, and 11engines. The fire is 0% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

Bootleg Wildfire
Bootleg Wildfire | Photo by opb.org

The Bootleg fire: Located 15 miles northwest of Beatty, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 413,765. The fuel/terrain is timber and brush. It started on 7.6.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 2,066, 16 damaged and 161 destroyed, Other structures threatened: 15 damaged and 247 destroyed. Resources being used: Total Personnel 1,021, 21 crews, 7 helicopters, and 53 engines. The fire is 96% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

The Bruler fire: Located 9 miles south of Detroit, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 195. The fuel/terrain is timber. It started on 8.7.21 and the cause is under investigation. Residences threatened: 0, Other structures threatened: 0. Resources being used: Total Personnel 71, 1 crew, 1 helicopters, and 3 engines. The fire is 75% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

The Bull Complex fire: Located 12 miles north east of Detroit, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 510. The fuel/terrain is timber. It started on 8.3.21 and the cause is under investigation. Residences threatened: 0, Other structures threatened: 0. Resources being used: Total Personnel 127, 3 crews, 0 helicopters, and 6 engines. The fire is 0% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

Devil’s Knob Complex Wildfire | Photo by pennlive.com

The Devil’s Knob Complex fire: Located 30 miles southeast of Roseburg, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 2,361. The fuel/terrain is timber. It started on 8.3.21 and the cause is under investigation. Residences threatened: 85, Other structures threatened: 170 minor structures, 1 minor structure destroyed. Resources being used: Total Personnel 596, 17 crews, 0 helicopters, and 36 engines. The fire is 5% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

The Jack Fire fire: Located 20 miles east of Glide, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 23,310. The fuel/terrain is timber and brush. It started on 7.6.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 131 single residences one destroyed, Other structures threatened: 41 non-residential commercial property and 71 other minor structures. Resources being used: Total Personnel 196, 4 crews, 1 helicopter, and 11 engines. The fire is 54% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

The Knoll fire: Located 7 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 59. The fuel/terrain is timber. It started on 8.5.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 4, Other structures threatened: 6 non-residential commercial properties and 6 other minor structures. Resources being used: Total Personnel 52, 2 crews, 0 helicopters, and 0 engines. The fire is 0% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

Middle Fork Complex Wildfire | Photo by msn.com

The Middle Fork Complex fire: Located 9 miles north of Oakridge Oregon. The number of acres involved is 5,002. The fuel/terrain is timber. It started on 7.29.21 and the cause is under investigation. Residences threatened: 5, Other structures threatened: 0. Resources being used: Total Personnel 589, 15 crews, 5 helicopters, and 18 engines. The fire is 10% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

The Rough Patch fire: Located 26 miles southeast of Cottage Grove, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 3,902. The fuel/terrain is timber, litter/understory/brush. It started on 7.29.21 and the cause is under investigation. Residences threatened: 0, Other structures threatened: 0 Resources being used: Total Personnel 413, 7 crews, 4 helicopters, and 18 engines. The fire is 3% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

Skyline Ridge Complex Wildfire | Photo by newsbreak.com

The Skyline Ridge Complex fire: Located in the Upper Cow Creek drainage, Tiller area, Cavitt Creek drainage Oregon. The number of acres involved is 2,818. The fuel/terrain is timber, grass and understory. It started on 8.1.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 100, Other structures threatened: 0. Resources being used: Total Personnel 1,075, 34 crews, 12 helicopters, and 32 engines. The fire is 14% contained. The lead agency listed is the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Walrus fire: Located 10.5 miles north of Bonanza, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 75. The fuel/terrain is timber, brush. It started on 8.5.21 and the cause is lightning. Residences threatened: 0, Other structures threatened: 0. Resources being used: Total Personnel 0, 0 crews, 0 helicopters, and 0 engines. The fire is 65% contained. The lead agency listed is the Oregon Department of Forestry.

The Yainax fire: Located 10 miles northeast of Bonanza, Oregon. The number of acres involved is 84. The fuel/terrain is timber, brush and grass. It started on 8.5.21 and the cause is human. Residences threatened: 10, Other structures threatened: 3. Resources being used: Total Personnel 0, 0 crews, 0 helicopters, and 0 engines. The fire is 50% contained. The lead agency listed is the USDA Forest Service.

With so much of the wildfire season left, another extreme heatwave in progress, and no serious rainfall expected in the hear future you should expect more wildfires to pop up especially with the threat of more dry thunderstorms. Be careful out there and don’t be one of the people who accidentally starts one of those fires listed as “human caused.”

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