Wildfire Updates

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson

 Wildfire Updates for Jackson and Klamath Counties

For the most up-to-date wildfire information I have access to at this time please check out: Wildfire Resources. Due to the constantly changing information, some of the social media, Facebook and Twitter, links are the most quickly updated. Additionally here is an interactive fire map. If you plan on traveling, please check here to view the status of roads before you leave. 

Please sign up here for alerts to track the wildfires and any updates that are occurring in real time: 

Additionally, if you text your zip code to 888777, you'll automatically sign up for text alerts.

Jackson County:

An interactive map of Jackson County evacuations can be viewed here. Emergency shelter information and updates can be found here.

Klamath County:

The Red Cross has set up resources to provide shelter in the parking lot of Kla-Mo-Ya Casino. Klamath County Fairgrounds has opened Exhibit Hall 2 and is distributing donations of food, water, hygiene items, sanitary items to any affected by the fires. There are still some stalls and RV sites with hookups and plenty without.

Listed below are active fires Klamath, Lake, and Jackson Counties. (Updated)

Two Four Two Fire (Klamath County)

  • 16,700 acres located along Highway 97 in Chiloquin.

Almeda Drive Fire (Phoenix and Talent)

  • 5,700 acres located in Phoenix and Talent, destroying a significant portion of both towns.

South Obenchain Fire (Eagle Point and Shady Cove)

  • 12,500 acres.

Brattain Fire (Lake County)

  • 4,900 acres located along Avery Creek south of Paisley.

Smaller fires include Grizzly Creek (325 acres) and Spring Fires in Jackson County.

Active Fires Around the State

Beachie Creek (Also known as Santiam Fire)

  • Nearly 10,000 buildings under Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation as the fire has grown to 182,000 acres. The cities of Mill City, Gates, Lyons, Mehama, Detroit and other areas along Hwy 22 have seen significant damage. The fire has destroyed multiple buildings along the Santiam Canyon.
  • Two fatalities in a vehicle.
  • Has potential to merge with Riverside Fire.

Riverside Fire in Clackamas

  • Within Estacada and continuing to push West. The City of Molalla is evacuated. Many fires burning in Clackamas county. All resources were disengaged as it pushed them out.

Lionshead Fire in Warm Springs

  • 125,000 acres
  • Started 20 miles west of Warm Springs, has met up at its western edge with the Beachie Creek Fire.

Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County

  • The fire was estimated at 105,000 acres Wednesday and has grown overnight to nearly 144,000 acres Thursday.
  • Swept through Blue River Community, displacing its 150 residents and destroying the town.

Archie Creek Fire in Douglas County

  • 107,000 acres
  • The Archie Creek Fire was originally two separate fires — the Star Mountain Fire and the Archie Creek Fire — but they merged by Tuesday evening.

Echo Mtn. Complex in Lincoln County

  • 2,400 acres
  • The most up-to-date fire map shows the edge of the blaze about one mile south of Otis and as far west as Neotsu.
  • Lincoln City is evacuating.

Power Line Fire in Gaston

  • Grown to 175 acres near Henry Hagg Lake just north of Gaston.

Bald Peak Fire in Newberg

  • 50 percent contained but some structures lost north of Newberg.

All fires being responded to at this time are uncontained. Basic priorities are evacuation and life safety.

These are unprecedented events and something we haven’t seen in our lifetimes. Still, the outpour of support we have seen from our communities is incredible. Jackson County Expo has received more food in donations than they can store, and Klamath County is overflowing as well. Our firefighters continue to hold their fire lines and have saved countless lives and homes in the process. If you wish to help by donating or volunteering, please visit the link to the Office of Emergency Management’s Portal:




Vikki Breese-Iverson

State Representative

District 55

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1455
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.VikkiBreeseIverson@oregonlegislature.gov
Website: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/breese-iverson