Oregon and Washington have mostly positive news on fire suppression efforts, although a few new fires have recently cropped up. You can see an interactive map of the Oregon and Washington fires here, provided by Oregon.gov, or view an interactive map from NIFC.gov here. Another interactive map is here. Read on for details about active fires in Oregon and Washington as of July 17. This story was originally published on July 16, but has been updated.
Ben Lane Fire
This fire is 300 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s five miles northwest of Warm Springs, Oregon and the cause is under investigation.
Currey Canyon is an Oregon fire at 3,100 acres and 90 percent contained. It’s located one mile northeast of Juntura, according to NIFC. One residence is threatened as of July 14. Fire behavior is minimal.
This fire is 700 acres and 0 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s 32 miles southeast of Prineville. The cause was lightning. It’s burning along the northeast border of the Ochoco National Forest’s Maury Mountains, on a privately owned ranch.
Not listed on the NIFC map, this fire was noted on July 17 on Highway 197. The highway was closed around milepost three due to a brush fire that started south of the Celilo Converter station. The fire was moving southeast and evacuations were made in the area of Five and Eight Mile Creeks. Around 4:30 p.m., Highway 197 was reopened as the fire moved south.
This fire began on July 15 and is 100 acres, caused by lightning, and 0 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s eight miles northwest of Prospect, Oregon, and no residences or structures are currently threatened.
This fire began on July 15 and was caused by lightning. It’s 170 acres and 0 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s 10 miles southwest of Ashland, Oregon, and 10 residences are currently threatened. It’s along the border of the Oregon Department of Forestry lands and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest lands near Hells Peak. You can also get updates here.
HWY 97 & MP 37
This fire is 630 acres and 70 percent contained, according to NIFC. It was caused by human activity and is located on both sides of Highway 97 near Mile Post 37.
This Washington fire is 317 acres and now 100 percent contained, according to NIFC. It was located six miles southwest of Cashmere. The cause of this fire, which started on July 5, is still under investigation. Inciweb last updated their details on the fire on July 11, saying it was 87 percent contained, but NIFC.gov is reporting it’s now 100 percent contained.
This fire is 100 acres and 0 percent contained. The cause is under investigation. Exact location isn’t known.
This fire is 30 acres and 0 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s 15 miles southeast of Cave Junction. Get updates here. A total of seven fires are includes as part of this fire event.
Newall Grade Fire
This Washington fire is 19 miles east of Goldendale in Klickitat County, 40 miles south-southwest of Bickleton, overlooking the Columbia River, according to Inciweb. It began on June 28 and is now 228 acres and 95 percent contained.
This Washington fire is 2,600 acres and 50 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s located 20 miles northwest of Davenport. One residence and four structures were threatened. It’s located 45 miles southeast of Keller, Washington, west of Lincoln boat launch, according to NIFC. Four suspects were detained in connection to the fire, Tribal Tribune reported. A caller told 911 they observed a boat with multiple occupants lighting fireworks across Lincoln. A short time later the hillside was engulfed in flames.
Rocky Reach Fire
This Washington fire is 3,386 acres and 70 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s located five miles northwest of Wenatchee. The cause is under investigation.
No structures have been damaged. A number of nearby residences received Level 1 evacuation notices for the Burch Mountain and Swakane Canyon neighborhoods. A total of 243 residences and additional structures are threatened, according to NIFC.
As of noon on Monday, July 16, all Level 1 evacuation notices for the Burch Mountain Road area in Sunnyslope were canceled. Swakane Canyon remains at a level 1 fire advisory status until further notice. Get updates on Facebook here.
Silver Rock Fire
This fire is just three acres and located in Oregon within the Boulder Creek wilderness, according to Inciweb. Minimal fire activity is expected. It’s located at 43.353 latitude, -122.486 longitude.
Wagner Complex Fire
The fires total about 460 acres and 0 percent contained (some sources say 30 percent), caused by lightning, according to NIFC. Technically this refers to multiple fires: Wagner Creek is in Jackson County and Garner Complex is in Josephine County.