Wildfire Update - 9/17

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)

  • 14,400 acres
  • 29 percent contained
  • There is another Red Flag warning from 2pm to 8pm over the fire area today. Crews have used the past few days to continue to strengthen the fire lines against any weather event. A slight chance of light rain is forecast for the fire area tonight which will help firefighters in their containment efforts.
  • The two small fires the Team responded to yesterday are outside the main fire area, are contained, and in mop up status. The Dam Fire is located near Chiloquin Ridge and is two acres. The Cattle Fire is located near the Rainbow Park area and is 20 acres. These are not spot fires from the Two Four Two fire. The cause of these fires is under investigation.
  • Crews will continue to work on strengthening containment lines around the fire. The west side of the fire, west of Hwy 62 near the Agency Creek area, has the most heat. Eliminating hot spots will continue to be a goal until the fire is 100% contained.

South Obenchain Fire (Eagle Point and Shady Cove)

  • 32,000 acres.
  • 20 percent contained.
  • The forward progress of the fire has been stopped and cooler weather is expected today. The east flank of the fire remains most active and continues to burn in steep terrain and heavy timber. Dozers assist firefighters in reinforcing direct lines on the eastern flank of the fire where possible.
  • Crews continue to make excellent progress mopping up and reinforcing containment lines along the south, west and north flanks of the fire perimeter, while looking for hot spots. As conditions permit aircraft to fly, they will assist firefighters in locating hot spots.
  • A low-pressure system bringing a cold front over the fire is due to arrive mid-day, bringing with it a 20% chance of thunderstorms with the potential of strong, gusty, and erratic winds. Firefighters will remain vigilant watching for gusts that could spread embers outside of the containment lines.
  • Please see the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office website for the most up to date information. https://jacksoncountyor.org/sheriff/News/evacuation-levels-issued
  • An updated evacuation map can be found here: https://jcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3caa39804db54631a61007180d5ef415

Brattain Fire (Lake County)

  • 44,800 acres.
  • 20 percent contained.
  • Another critical day for firefighting resources as another Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2 – 8 pm and eyeing a much-needed reprieve in the weather going into Friday with cooler temperatures, lighter winds and a slight chance of precipitation. In the north and east along Hwy 31, containment lines are holding nicely, and crews will continue to monitor and patrol looking for any hotspots. Fire officials have been moving resources from these secured areas over to the south and west side of the fire. Fire behavior and accessibility should allow crews to continue direct attack in the southern area of the fire with handcrews, engines and dozers. Along Forest Road 3360, dozer lines will connect for an extended containment line with possible firing operations in this area. Expect to see several aircraft working the fire today.
  • 1 confirmed COVID-19 case but they have been isolated.
  • 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)

  • 191,600 acres.
  • 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

  • 137,000 acres
  • 3 percent containment.
  • 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

  • 192,700 acres
  • 10 percent contained.
  • Little chance of a change in evacuations – but the fire will likely last until the end of the fire season.

Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County

  • The fire was estimated at 105,000 acres Wednesday and has grown overnight to nearly 170,700 acres Wednesday.
  • 10 percent containment

Archie Creek Fire in Douglas County

  • 130,500 acres
  • 20 percent containment.
  • 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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