Wildfire Update - 9/16

Representative Vikki Breese Iverson

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.

Additional Resources:

Text your zip code to 888777 to automatically sign up for text alerts.

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.


Resources from HUD for those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed: https://www.hud.gov/states/oregon/library/disasterrelief/wildfires

How you can help victims: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/09/oregon-wildfires-how-you-can-help-victims.html

Travel Oregon website to help Oregonians: https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/ways-to-help-during-oregon-wildfires/

Volunteer for American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/red-cross-response-to-western-wildfires.html

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.
  • Now at 21 percent containment.
  • Both Highway 62 and Highway 422 North are both open to the public.
  • Yesterday there were two new fire starts within the surrounding area of the Two Four Two Fire. The Cattle Fire is east of the Two Four Two Fire in the Pine Ridge Estates. It burned in grass and grew to 5 acres. The second start, named the Dam Fire, was off of Twin Rivers Road. That fire grew to 2.25 acres. Multiple engines were pulled from the Two Four Two Fire line to assist Chiloquin Fire Department and local resources with these new fires. Crews will continue mop up operations and patrol both of these fires today. Both fires are under investigation.

South Obenchain Fire (Eagle Point and Shady Cove)

Brattain Fire (Lake County)

  • 40,300 acres.
  • 17 percent contained.
  • Warm and dry conditions coupled with strong, gusty winds will present challenges. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 1-8pm. Additional aircraft and hotshot crews are anticipated. Firefighters are working around the clock to establish containment lines using roads, dozer line constructions, natural breaks, and burn scars.
  • The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notices:  
    • Level 3 (Go) – Hwy 31 from Summer Lake Store south to include all of Paisley, south on Highway 31 to Valley Falls/the junction with Hwy 395. All of Clover Flat Road from the intersection with Hwy 31 (Beachler’s Corner) south to Valley Falls. West of Hwy 31 west of Forest Road 28
    • Level 2 (Set) – From Summer Lake Store north along Hwy 31 to the top of Picture Rock Pass
    • Level 1 (Ready) – Abert Lake area southeast on US 395, south on Hwy 31 to Chandler State Park approximately 5 miles south of Valley Falls. The Red Cross has an evacuation area at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeview (1900 North 4th St.)

Active Fires Around the State (Updated)

Beachie Creek (Also known as Santiam Fire)

  • 190,100 acres.
  • A total of 1,288 structures, including 470 homes, were destroyed by the Beachie Creek Fire as of Wednesday morning.
  • 20 percent containment.
  • Anywhere from a quarter to a half-inch of rain is forecast over the three fires Thursday through Friday.

Riverside Fire in Clackamas

  • 136,00 acres
  • 3 percent containment.
  • Wednesday, firefighters are continuing to work from the North Fork Reservoir near Estacada to the Dickie Prairie area, along the southwest edge of the fire. They're also working in the Goat Mountain area to build line and check for heat in areas where the fire line has been in place for several days. If they feel heat, firefighters will continue to break up the heat source until it's cold to the touch.
  • The current evacuation sites that still have room are the Clackamas Town Center (for RVs) and the Oregon Convention Center. The latter is also accepting pets. Livestock animals can be taken to the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hood River Fairgrounds, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, St Paul Rodeo Grounds and Yamhill County fairgrounds.

Lionshead Fire in Warm Springs

  • 183,000 acres
  • 10 percent contained.
  • A total of 31 crews, 31 engines, 8 dozers, 28 water tenders and 11 helicopters are working on the fire, which is burning 14 miles west of Warm Springs.
  • Level 1 “BE READY” and Level 2 “BE SET” evacuation notices remain in place on the Warm Springs Reservation and can be monitored on Warm Springs Police Facebook page.

Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County

  • The fire was estimated at 105,000 acres Wednesday and has grown overnight to nearly 171,600 acres Wednesday.
  • 8 percent containment
  • The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office and an 80-person Urban Search and Rescue team have been working within the fire zone to search for potential unaccounted for people while assessing the structures.

Archie Creek Fire in Douglas County

  • 121,400 acres
  • 20 percent containment.
  • 125 personnel from the Oregon National Guard arrived to help with the Archie Creek Fire on Tuesday to hold containment lines and mop up hot spots near structures.
  • North of the highway, crews are working to construct lines from the Canton Creek area to the Upper Rock Creek area. Containment lines from South Calapooya Creek down to Glide continue to hold.

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:



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Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-395, Salem, OR 97301
Email: Rep.VikkiBreeseIverson@oregonlegislature.gov
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