PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry says it is closely monitoring 10 major fires in Oregon.
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 according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Officials said there are more than 6,500 personnel assigned to these fires from across the nation and Canada.
This doesn’t include the many government emergency response employees, landowners, forestland operators, and members of the community who are contributing to the fight in whatever way they can.
- The Lionshead Fire, burning near Warm Springs has grown to 192,000 acres and is 10% contained.
- The Beachie Creek Fire North of Detroit has burned 192,012 acres and is 20% contained.
- The Holiday Farm Fire west of the McKenzie Bridge, has burned 172,510 and is 10% contained.
- The Riverside Fire near Estacada burned 137,865 acres and is 10% contained.
- The Archie Creek Fire 20 miles east of Glide has burned 130,429 acres and is 25% contained.
- The Brattain Fire, burning near Paisley has burned 44,800 acres and is 20% contained.
- The Slater Fire at the Oregon/California border has burned 41,395 in Oregon and is 10% contained.
- The S. Obenchain fire burning 5 miles east of Eagle Point has burned 32,833 acres and is 35% contained.
- The Two Four Two fire, near Chiloquin has burned 14,473 acres and is 37% contained.
- The Thielsen East of Diamond Lake has burned 9,995 acres and is 15% contained.
ODF officials said the acres burned estimates above are based very limited information available. These numbers will change over the next several days, in some cases significantly.