Oregon & Washington Fire Maps: Track the Fires Near Me Right Now [August 15]

Oregon and Washington Fire Map Near Me

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These are the latest details about fires in Oregon and Washington as of August 15 to help you track the fires’ locations and updates. You can see an interactive map of the Oregon and Washington fires here, provided by Oregon.gov, or view details from NIFC.gov here. Another interactive map is here. In Oregon, according to NIFC, there are nine active fires today, totaling 166,873 acres. In Washington there are 11 fires today, totaling 133,944 acres. Read on for details about active fires in Oregon and Washington, according to NIFC.gov and other sources. You can also see an interactive map of southern Oregon specifically, detailing evacuation areas, here.

See an interactive fire map of the two states below:

Here’s another real-time fire map via Public RAPTOR for the Oregon area:

Here are details on the individual fires for August 15.


Arctic Jim Fire

This North Cascades National Park fire in Washington is 348 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s two miles southwest of White Swan.


Bannock Lakes Fire

This Washington fire in the Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest is 417 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s 14 miles southwest of Stehekin. This tweet is older but gives you an idea of where the fire is:

The fire was caused by lightning and is about 17 miles west of Stehekin in the Glacier Peaks Wilderness. It’s burning among “large rocky outcroppings and isolated clusters of timber in steep, inaccessible terrain,” Inciweb reported. ” The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) is closed from Suiattle Pass to High Bridge. The PCT detour is from Suiattle Pass to Stehekin. More information and a map is available at http://www.pcta.org. Aerial observers continue to monitor the fire.”


Boffer Fire

This Washington fire is 5,000 acres and 50 percent contained. It’s two miles south of Kennewick. The current status of the Boffer Fire (sometimes called Bofer Canyon) is “extreme fire behavior.” On August 11, according to The NW Fire Blog, it moved south near Nine Canyon Road and SR 397 from the more populated area of Finley. On that day, the fire also jumped Olympia St. near SR 397, moving east. Evacuation notifications were sent out by Benton County Sheriff’s Office for people in the area of Gamefarm and Oak. Seven structures were lost as of August 12, including four to five homes, according to My Columbia Basin. Two horses and several pets were also injured. No people have been injured in the fire. Officials say they’ve made good progress on the blaze.


Boyds Fire

This Washington fire in the Northeast Region is 2,950 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s 3 miles west of Kettle Falls (at 48.602 latitude, -118.141 longitude). The cause of the fire is unknown. Primarily west and northwest flanks are uncontrolled; it might spread if the fire re-establishes in the lighter “drier fuels in the bottom of the fire,” per Inciweb. Flyer tankers can’t be used due to the smoke in the area. It grew slightly since yesterday.

According to Inciweb on August 15, about 430 structures remain threatened from the fire. Three residences were lost and several outbuildings. Inciweb has not provided a map for this fire, but you can see a map in the tweet below.

Some evacuations and road closures are in place. According to Inciweb on August 14: “A Red Cross Shelter is located at the Kettle Falls High School for any displaced homeowners. Road closures include SR 20 both directions from milepost 337 Inchelium Rd. to milepost 342. Hwy. 395 is one lane from Barney’s Junction to Boyd’s.”

The fire is threatening hundreds of homes, KXLY reported, and about 800 are without power.

A community meeting is tonight, August 15, for this fire at Kettle Falls Public Library at 7 p.m. local time.


Ceder Creek Fire

This Washington fire is on the Little Pen Oreille Wildlife Refuge. It’s eight acres but crews are expecting containment soon. It’s not listed on NIFC’s official list.


Clear Fork Fire

This Washington fire in Gifford Pinchot National Park is 10 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s 12 miles southeast of Packwood.


Columbus Fire

Miles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

This Oregon fire is overseen by the Umpqua National Forest. It’s 9,685 acres and 18 percent contained. It’s located 15 miles east of Tiller. It’s grown about 50 acres since yesterday, but containment has also increased by about 3 percent. Possible thunderstorms on August 15 and gusty winds might increase some fire activity. See the details under the Miles Fire for more evacuation information.


Cougar Creek Fire

Cougar Creek Fire Map

InciwebCougar Creek FIre Map

This Washington fire is now 31,062 acres and 28 percent contained. That’s a big increase from just 5 percent containment yesterday. It’s 8 miles northwest of Manson, 12 miles northwest of Ardenvior, 7 1/2 miles northeast of Plain, and 20 miles northwest of Entiat. It was caused by lightning.

Evacuation levels remain unchanged for August 15. On August 10, the following evacuations were announced, according to Inciweb:

“Chelan County Emergency Management has raised existing evacuation levels at 7:30 pm tonight, Friday, August 10, 2018. The Entiat River Road from Ardenvoir north to the end of the road (approximately to milepost 25) and Mad River Road are now Level 3, which means leave immediately. The Entiat River Road from Crum Canyon (including Crum Canyon Road) up to the southern boundary of Ardenvoir is now elevated to Level 2, which means “prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.”

A new Level 1 Evacuation Notice was issued for the Entiat River Road from US 97A to Crum Canyon, which means time to prepare.”

On August 15, Inciweb noted: “While the goal is to lower evacuation levels as soon as possible, evacuations remain in effect to provide for firefighter and public safety. After Wednesday’s predicted wind event, fire managers, local cooperators, and Chelan City Emergency Management personnel will discuss lowing evacuation levels.” 

For specific questions and updates regarding evacuations please call the Chelan County Emergency Management at 509-667-6863. Red Cross can be contacted at 509-663-3907 for

A community meeting will be at 6 p.m. on August 14 in Chelan at the Chelan Performing Arts Center.

The fire is expected to remain active.


Crescent Mountain Fire

Crescent and McLeod Fire Map

InciwebCrescent and McLeod Fire Map

This Washington fire is 17,075 acres and 37 percent contained (up from 23 percent containment yesterday.) It’s 18 miles west of Winthrop. It was caused by lightning. It consumed what was originally the Gilbert Fire as of August 9. It started on July 29 in the headwaters of the Twisp River, about 21 miles from Twisp, Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

You can stay updated on the fire’s official Facebook page. A public meeting will be held on August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn (the Red Barn) at 51 N. Highway 20 in Winthrop.

According to Inciweb, the following evacuations are in place as of August 15: “A Level 2 evacuation is in effect for the area west of Little Bridge Creek Road. Level 2 means prepare now in the event an evacuation is necessary. No evacuations are in effect for the McLeod or Doe Fires at this time.”


Garner Complex Fire

This fire is no longer listed as active.


Grass Valley Fire

This Spokane District Washington fire is 75,573 acres and 87 percent contained as of August 15. It’s 16 miles southwest of Grand Coulee. Significant strides have been made in containing this fire.

Today, all evacuations were lifted for this fire.


Grizz Fire

Horns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

InciwebHorns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

This fire is five acres and will transition to being monitored and patrolled once containment lines are secure, Inciweb reported. Inciweb is updating details on the same page as the Horns Mountain Fire.


Hendrix Fire

This Oregon fire is 1,082 acres, 90 percent contained according to NIFC and the fire’s official Facebook page (Inciweb’s last update lists it as 80 percent contained on August 11), and 3 to 9 miles southwest of Ashland. The fire was caused by lightning. Containment has increased from 72 percent on August 10, so fire officials are getting a good handle on this one. (On August 15, Inciweb’s page for this fire is down as of the time of publication, but the Hendrix Fire Page on Facebook is still posting frequent updates.)

On August 15 the Forest Service noted: “The evacuation level remains at Level 1 for the Jackson County Hendrix Fire evacuation area. Level 1 means BE READY for potential evacuation. Residents should be vigilant and monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.”

As of August 15, “the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Hendrix Fire Area Closure for the southern portion of the Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District remains in effect,” the Forest Service noted.

For the latest information, go to http://jacksoncountyor.org/sheriff/. Residents in the area are encouraged to sign up for Citizen Alert at http://www.jacksoncounty.org/alert. More information about evacuation levels and preparedness can be found at http://www.rvem.org. You can also follow the Hendrix Fire Facebook page.


Horns Mountain Fire

Horns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

InciwebHorns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

This Washington fire in Colville National Forest is 832 acres and 5 percent contained as of August 15. It was caused by lightning and is 12 miles north of Northport, Washington at 48.98 latitude, -118.051 longitude, according to Inciweb. Expected containment is September 15.

For updates call 505-302-5008 and leave a message for a return call.

Yesterday, a pilot had to make a hard landing during the fire, but did not suffer serious injury.

Sheep Creek Road and Cheep Creek Campground are closed from this (and the West Hubbard Fire and Grizz Fire.) The potential risk of wildfire remains high in this area.


Kelly Mountain Fire

Yakima wrote on August 13: “All Level 2 Be Set Evacuations around Rimrock Lake have been dropped to Level 1 Be Ready. Indian Creek cabin and Indian Creek Campgrounds have been reduced from Level 3 GO! to Level 1 Be Ready while Indian Creek Disbursed camping remains at Level 3. White Pass Ski Area remains under Level ! Be Ready Evacuations. Tieton Road remains closed from FR 1000 – US 12. Bear Creek and Bear Cove residents can return to their cabins but will still need to check in at the security checkpoint on Tieton Road. The fire continues to have minimal growth and sits at 2,250 acres with 10% containment. Please help us say thank you to NW 7 Incident Command Team 7 whose last day on the Miriam Fire will be today. PNW IMT 8 will assume command tomorrow morning.”

Stay updated here.


Natchez Fire

Natchez Fire Map August 15

InciwebNatchez Fire Map August 15

This Oregon fire falls under the jurisdiction of the Oregon Department of Forestry Fire, but is also listed on the CAL FIRE map. It’s grown to total 15,940 acres on August 15, and 55 percent contained. It was caused by lightning. It’s located 15 miles southeast of Cave Junction, Oregon, located on the Oregon/California border between Happy Camp, California and Cave Junction, Oregon. Some active surface spread is still expected.

On August 15, Inciweb reported the following regarding evacuation orders and fire closures:

“The community of Sunstar has been placed in a Level 1 evacuation “Ready” status. Del Norte County, CA, including the community of Sunstar, has adopted the Oregon three level evacuation process. For Del Norte County emergency notification information, visit: http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/departments/administration/emergency-services.

“Effective 2:30 pm August 1, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation order for the two residences near the terminus of the South Fork Road (National Forest System Road 17 N 32). The residents received a warning on July 31 and chose to evacuate.

“In the evening on August 12, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office upgraded one additional residence in the South Fork of Indian Creek from an evacuation warning to an evacuation order.

“Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has also issued an evacuation warning for all residences accessed by the South Fork Road (Road 17N32) and all residences accessed by the Grayback road north of the junction of the South Fork Road (Road 17 N 32) and the Grayback Road.

“On the evening of August 12, the evacuation warning area was expanded to include all residences on or accessed from the Indian Creek/Grayback Road from the intersection with Doolittle Creek, north to West Branch Campground.

‘The warnings are being issued as a precautionary measure. Those that are in the warning area are reminded to remain vigilant in the possible event that the evacuation warning is upgraded to a evacuation order.

“Fire area closures are in place on the Rogue River-Siskiyou and Klamath National Forests.

‘Forest Road 48, known locally as the Grayback Road, between Happy Camp and Cave Junction, remains open.”


Porcupine 2 Fire

This Prineville District Oregon fire is 486 acres and 50 percent contained. It’s 9 miles east of Clamo.


Round Top Fire

Miles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

This Oregon fire is 154 acres, 96 percent contained, and 8 miles northwest of Prospect. It’s being managed by the Rouge River-Sikiyou National Forest. See the details under the Miles Fire for more evacuation information.


Silver Lake Fire

This Washington fire in the northeast region is 345 acres and 75 percent contained. It’s 5 miles west of Cheney.


Snow Shoe Fire

Miles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Snow Shoe Round Top Fires Map

This Oregon fire is in the Umpqua National Forest. It’s 3,816 acres and 96 percent contained. It’s 6 miles northwest of Trail. Possible thunderstorms on August 15 and gusty winds might increase some fire activity. See the details under the Miles Fire for more evacuation information.


Taylor Creek Fire

Klondike and Taylor Creek Fire Map August 15

InciwebKlondike and Taylor Creek Fire Map August 15

Once considered part of the Garner Complex Fire, this Oregon fire is now being managed separately, according to Inciweb, alongside the Klondike Fire. If you have not signed up for Josephine County Citizen’s Alert, Josephine County’s emergency notification system, you can sign up on line at www.rvem.org. The fire is 10 miles west of Grants Pass.

It’s 46,695 acres in size and 45 percent contained as of August 15. You can find the latest evacuation updates on the Josephine County Emergency Management Facebook page. The Fire Information Center can be reached at 541-474-5305 and is staffed from 8:00am to 8:00pm each day.

An animal evacuation center is open at the Josephine County Fairgrounds Floral Building located at 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, OR.

Dry fuels and hot, dry weather have fueled both this fire’s and Klondike’s growth. According to Inciweb on August 15, there are still several evacuation advisories in effect for Josephine County. You can see an evacuation map here. Just enter your address to see if you are under an evacuation advisory.

The following roads are closed: Bear Camp Road and Peavine Road.

The Klondike Fire and the Taylor Creek Fire are being managed by the Pacific Northwest Team 2.


West Hubbard Fire

Horns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

InciwebHorns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

This fire near Northport, Washington is 9 acres, located on steep slopes. Inciweb is updating details on the same page as the Horns Mountain Fire.