Wildfire Update - 9/11/20

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson

Hello Friends,

Today, as we remember those who perished in the 9/11 attacks, we may also extend our thoughts and prayers to all Oregonians who have been affected by fires that have burned across the state. But there is good news is on the horizon – the massive weather event which helped cause much of the destruction has died down and we expect rains to come early next week to help our firefighters finish the job. In the meantime, please be smart and safe while keeping your loved ones close.  

Wildfire Resources

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.

Last, the Red Cross has made accommodations available. Folks needing a hotel/motel can access the map below.  The Red Cross has offered wrap around services so the price of the hotel will be paid for as well as food services.  Those who are able to use an RV will also find safe places to park as well as wrap around services.


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

Two Four Two Fire (Klamath County)

  • 19,200 acres located along Highway 97 in Chiloquin.
  • Eight homes were confirmed destroyed and 31 others have been damaged. A total of 70 structures have been damaged. About 1,200 remain threatened.
  • Those with evacuation questions should go to Kla-Mo-Ya Casino where the Red Cross has established a shelter. For anyone in need of stalls for animals, there are some available at the Klamath County Fairgrounds. RV camper hookups are available as well.

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)

Brattain Fire (Lake County)

  • 10,100 acres located along Avery Creek south of Paisley.
  • There are multiple resources on the fire, including six engines, one helicopter, one dozer, and nine single-engine air tankers.

Active Fires Around the State

Beachie Creak (Also known as Santiam Fire)

  • Nearly 10,000 buildings under Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation as the fire has grown to 185,000 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.
  • Has potential to merge with Riverside Fire. Currently, they are 1 air mile apart.

Riverside Fire in Clackamas

  • 130,000 acres
  • Thursday, erratic winds spread the fire on all sides. Crews reported the largest growth to the east and southeast throughout the day. Fire is currently burning 2 miles southeast of Estacada.

Lionshead Fire in Warm Springs

  • 136,000 acres
  • Started 20 miles west of Warm Springs, has met up at its western edge with the Beachie Creek Fire.
  • Crews are working to protect structures in Idanha and Detroit and are looking for access to the north side of the fire's edge to determine strategies for suppression.

Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County

  • The fire was estimated at 105,000 acres Wednesday and has grown overnight to nearly 156,000 acres Friday.
  • Swept through Blue River Community, displacing its 150 residents and destroying the town.
  • Firefighters are utilizing backburns to starve the blaze but are waiting for the skies to clear up to bring helicopters and air tankers in to drop water and retardant.

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.
  • Private landowners have supported efforts, although it has proven difficult to establish anchor spots and begin containment.

Echo Mtn. Complex in Lincoln County

  • 2,400 acres
  • 6 miles northeast of Lincoln City with 238 battling the fire.
  • Thursday’s weather conditions allowed fire crews to make gain traction on the fire.

Power Line Fire in Gaston

  • Grown to 175 acres near Henry Hagg Lake just north of Gaston. Now 50 percent contained.

Bald Peak Fire in Newberg

  • Now 75 percent contained but some structures lost north of Newberg. Total of 875 acres burned.

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

If you wish to help by donating or volunteering, please visit the link to the Office of Emergency Management’s Portal:



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