2019 Wildfires

Willamette National Forest

Recent lightning storms have kept fire officials busy throughout the region.

Willamette National Forest

Following Thursday's storms, the Willamette National Forest reports about 40 new lightning-caused fires, all 1 acre or less.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Howard Buford Recreation Area, including the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and all surrounding trails, are closed to the public at least through Monday, following a wildfire last week that burned around 50 acres and saw hikers evacuated from the park.

Devon Ashbridge with Lane County says fire crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry – South Cascades continue to work in the park. Officials will be removing all heat and hazards caused by the fire before visitors are allowed to return to the park.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Fire crews responded to a fire Friday afternoon south of Cottage Grove that was visible from I-5 and resulted in a southbound lane closure at milepost 167.

Oregon Department of Forestry / ODF

People are being warned away from the Howard Buford Recreation Area – also known as Mount Pisgah - due to a wildfire that broke out Thursday afternoon.

Milepost 97 Fire Facebook page

UPDATED 8/5/19, 6:30am: Fire officials report 55% containment.

Original story: The Milepost 97 Fire is now 50% contained. Crews continue to make progress along the fire’s edge, using both air and ground resources.

Kyle Reed / Douglas Forest Protective Association

Douglas County residents heard from fire officials battling the Milepost 97 fire at a community meeting at Glendale High School on Sunday night. Attendees were briefed on the progress that’s been made as well as the next plan of attack to bring the more than 11-thousand-acre blaze under control.

Oregon Department of Forestry

Strong winds, high temperatures, and low humidity contributed to another active day for the Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville on Saturday.

Oregon Department of Forestry

The Douglas County Sherriff's Office, in conjunction with fire managers, has upgraded the earlier evacuation orders from Level 1, "BE READY", to Level 2 "GET SET" evacuation notices for all residences on the west side of the freeway between Interstate mileposts 88-83. This includes: 

Oregon Department of Forestry

The Milepost 97 fire near Canyonville continues to grow, and as of Saturday morning had burned just under 9,000 acres.

Inciweb

UPDATE: Please see below for additional evacuation notices issued Friday, July 26 at 8:35pm.

A fire outside Canyonville called the Milepost 97 Fire has now grown from 80 to 6,000 acres since the last official report.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

A fire that broke out Wednesday night one mile southeast of Canyonville has grown to approximately 80 acres.

Douglas Forest Protective Association

Wednesday’s lightning storm sparked several fires in Douglas County. 

Douglas Forest Protective Association

A fast moving fire burned two acres of grass northeast of Oakland Tuesday afternoon.