We are closely monitoring 12 major fires in Oregon, down from 17 yesterday (see table below for details). Fires are removed from the list when they are 100% lined and fire managers are confident in their progress toward containment. There are more than 6,000 personnel assigned to these fires from across the nation and Canada.
This doesn’t include the many of the government emergency response employees, landowners, forestland operators, and members of the community who are contributing to the fight in whatever way they can. About 1 million acres have burned in Oregon since the start of this year, which is nearly double the 10-year average of approximately 557,811.
Please note: The acres burned estimates above are based very limited information available. These numbers will change over the next several days, in some cases significantly. We will be taking every opportunity to map these fires. Fire maps are an important tool for both ongoing response operations and keeping people informed.