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The latest information on fires burning across Oregon

Here's what we know right now about the wildfires burning across Oregon.
Credit: Lookout Fire official Facebook page

PORTLAND, Ore. — Editor's note: Please click here to view the latest information on wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

Despite a wet winter across much of the Pacific Northwest, fire season is now well underway in Oregon and Washington after successive weeks of hot, dry weather heading into summer. Fire officials have predicted above-average potential for dangerously large fires for nearly all of Washington and a broad swath of Oregon this year.

There are currently multiple wildfires burning in the region, the details of which will be continuously updated below. Note: No fire that is more than 90% contained will be listed. Information about fire acreage and containment percentage are approximate.

The updates below are for the morning of September 4, 2023. As of that date, there are no large fires actively burning in southwestern Washington.

Flat Fire

  • Location: In the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, two miles southeast of Agness and east of Gold Beach.
  • Acreage: 34,242 acres
  • Cause: Believed to be human-caused but the particulars are still under investigation.
  • Began: July 15
  • Containment: 70%
  • Closures: Highway 199 is closed north of Gasquet. The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest has issued a closure order for the fire area, including trails, roads, and a portion of the Illinois River.
  • Evacuations: Level 1 "Get Ready" evacuation orders for areas around the fire remain in place, as of Wednesday morning.
  • More info: Visit the Flat Fire information page on Facebook or go to the Flat Fire's entry on Inciweb.

Bedrock Fire

  • Location: Near the Bedrock Campground in the Fall Creek area southeast of Eugene.
  • Acreage: 31,590 acres
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Began: July 22
  • Containment: 85%
  • Closures: The Willamette National Forest has reduced its closure order and many trails and other recreation sites have reopened.
  • Evacuations:
    • A small area to the west of the western edge of the fire remained under a Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation order.
  • More info: Visit the Bedrock Fire information page on Facebook or go to the Bedrock Fire's entry on Inciweb.

RELATED: Bedrock Fire near Eugene prompts Level 3 (Go Now) evacuations

RELATED: Lookout Fire in Lane County expands closures to include Blue Pool, Sahalie Falls and other popular recreation areas

Lookout Fire

  • Location: In the Willamette National Forest, three miles north of the community of McKenzie Bridge.
  • Acreage: 24,581 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: August 5
  • Containment: 20%
  • Closures: Highway 242, McKenzie Highway, is closed between milepost 61-76, 14 miles west of Sisters, Oregon to just east of the junction with Highway 126. Highway 126 is currently open.
  • Evacuations:
    • Lane County:
      • As of Thursday morning, a Level 3 "Go Now" evacuation notice remains in effect for North Bank Road, all areas north of Highway 126 between Blue River Reservoir Road and Drury Lane, Mona Campground and Lookout Campground, H.J. Andrews Headquarters and the area west of of Highway 126 from Scott Road north into Linn County.
      • Level 2 "Be Set" evacuation notices are also in place the following areas: east of the McKenzie Bridge, including Drury Lane north of Highway 126, but south of McKenzie River, areas north of Highway 126 west of the 0.5 mile mark on Mill Creek Road to Blue River Reservoir Rod at the 1501 junction, areas north of Highway 126 east of the 0.5 mile mark on Mill Creek Road to the east end of Taylor Road, Taylor Road, The area south of Highway 126 to the McKenzie River from the east end of McKenzie River Drive to the McKenzie River Bridge just east of Taylor Road, Highway 126 from the Highway 242 junction to Scott Road, Paradise Campground, FS Road 302, Belknap Hot Springs Road, the areas east of Highway 126 from Scott Road north into Linn County.
      • Level 1 "Be Ready" notices are also in place for the following areas: south of Highway 126 from Blue River Reservoir Road east to the end of McKenzie Drive, McKenzie Drive and areas directly to the south and east, The area south of Hwy 126 from the McKenzie River Bridge just east of Taylor Road. to Scott Creek Rd, Belknap Springs Road S., Highway 242 to FS Road 220, Yale Lane, Camp Yale Road, FS Road 2643 southeast to the 445 spur.
    • Linn County:
      • Level 3 "Go Now" evacuation notice for Olallie Campground and the Linn County line, north and west of Highway 126, extending north to Ice Cap Campground and Trailhead at Carmen Reservoir, then west to encompass Lakes End Campground and trail system at Smith Reservoir. Tamolitch Falls/Blue Pool is also within this evacuation zone.
      • Level 2 "Be Ready" evacuation notice for the areas of Ice Cap Campground and Trailhead at Carmen Reservoir, north to where Ikenick Creek and Highway 126 intersect, and extending to the east in line with other evacuation boundaries enacted, and west along Highway 126.  
      • Level 1 "Be Set" evacuation notice for evacuation zone for the areas north of where Ikenick Creek and Highway 126 intersect, extending east to the Willamette National Forest boundary, and north in line with Highway 20. This includes all areas around Clear Lake, and Clear Lake Campground, as well as Fish Lake and Campground. 
    • More info: Visit the Lookout Fire's information page on Facebook and this evacuation info page or go to the Lookout Fire's entry on Inciweb.

Camp Creek Fire

  • Location: Less than two miles from the Bull Run reservoirs near Sandy
  • Acreage: 1,902 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: Aug. 24
  • Containment: 11%
  • Closures: The Sandy Ridge Recreation Area and the Barlow Wayside Park are temporarily closed.
  • Evacuations: There are currently no evacuations.
  • More info: Visit the Camp Creek Fire's entry on Inciweb.

RELATED: Bull Run water remains safe to drink despite growing wildfire nearby, officials say

Tyee Ridge Complex Fire

  • Location: Southeast of Roseburg
  • Acreage: 7,256 acres
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: Aug. 24
  • Containment: 28%
  • Closures: People are asked to avoid Hubbard Creek Road at Millwood Drive.
  • Evacuations
    • There is a Level 3 "Go Now" evacuation notice for people in the 11000 block of Hubbard Creed Road to Millwood Drive.
    • A Level 2 "Be Ready" evacuation order is in place from Hubbard Creek Road from the Millwood Drive intersection to Melqua Road.
    • There is a Level 1 "Be Set" evacuation order for Tyee Road at the intersection with Rock Creek Road to Fanchin Lane.
  • More info: Visit the Tyee Ridge Complex Fire's official Facebook page or check the fire's entry on Inciweb.

Smith River Complex North Fire (Oregon side)

  • Location: On the southwest Oregon/California border
  • Acreage: 84,908 acres/7,731 acres in Oregon
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Began: Aug. 15
  • Containment: 19%
  • Closures: Visit the U.S. Forest Service's website here for information about the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest's road closures. Check the Bureau of Land Management Coos Bay District's website for details on an emergency closure of public lands near the Oregon/California border.
  • Evacuations:
    • A Level 3 "Go Now" evacuation order is in place for the Highway 99 area south of O'Brien from milepost 38 to the state line.
    • A Level 2 "Get Ready" evacuation notice is in place for O'Brien and the Takilma area.
    • A Level 1 "Be Set" evacuation order is in effect north to Cave Junction.
  • More info: Visit the Smith Complex North Fire entry on Inciweb.

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