Wildfire Update - 9/18

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.

If you have been impacted by the wildfires, please register with FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) in order to receive disaster assistance.

Find out more by calling at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585) or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

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
  • 77 percent contained
  • Today is the last day that the National Guard will be working a full shift on the Two Four Two Fire. Crews will continue mop up and gridding for smoke in the fire area. Firefighters have almost completed mopping up 100 feet into the interior of the fire, around the perimeter. There is some remaining heat on the west side of Highway 62 that crews will focus on. The team is planning to transition to a Type 4 team made up of ODF and USFS resources on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 8a.m.

South Obenchain Fire (Eagle Point and Shady Cove)

  • 32,600 acres.
  • 65 percent contained.
  • Visible flames and smoke will persist within the fire perimeter until a season-ending rain or snow event. Only call 911 if flames are actively spreading and life or property are threatened. Please provide a specific address or location for firefighters to respond. 
  • All perimeters around the South Obenchain Fire are in mop-up and/or patrol status. Resources are steadily making progress mopping up into the interior up to 300 ft. to secure all containment lines.  The entire west perimeter is now in patrol status.  The repair group is making good progress cleaning up dozer lines, repairing fencing, waterbarring and completing other suppression repairs. Reconnaissance flights are occurring twice a day scouting for visible smokes from above.  Resources determined as excess to operational needs are demobilized to return home for a well-deserved rest or reassigned to assist with other incidents.
  • 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)

  • 50,400 acres.
  • 52 percent contained.
  • Expect the same creeping and smoldering we saw yesterday, with smoke mostly coming from the interior in the northwest corner of the fire. Fuels along the line and interior pockets will continue to burn actively. Breezy conditions will continue Monday-Wednesday. Continue mop-up and patrol lines in all divisions. Priority activities today include mop-up on the dozer line behind Withers Ranch and suppression activity repair/rehabilitation. A special landowner meeting was held today for landowners impacted by the Brattain Fire.
  • The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notices: 
    • Level 2 (Set) – South of the Murphy Ranch on Clover Flat Road east to Valley Falls
    • Level 1 (Ready) –Highway 395 from Valley Falls east to Chandler State Park; Highway 31 from Summer Lake Store south to Red House Lane, all of Paisley to Valley Falls; Clover Flat Road from Hwy 31 (Beachler’s Corner) to Murphy Ranch


Active Fires Around the State (Updated)


Beachie Creek Fire (Also known as Santiam Fire)

  • 198,600 acres.
  • 38 percent containment.
  • Evacuation levels for Mill City and Gates were lowered from Level 3 (go now) to Level 2 (get set) at 10 a.m. Friday.

Riverside Fire in Clackamas

  • 137,800 acres
  • 25 percent containment.

Lionshead Fire in Warm Springs

  • 198,600 acres
  • 13 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

  • 170,600
  • 17 percent containment

Archie Creek Fire in Douglas County

  • 131,500 acres
  • 41 percent containment.


 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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