Oregon & Washington Fire Maps: Track Fires Near Me Right Now [August 19 UPDATES]

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 19 to help you track the fires’ locations, containment details, 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 171,995 acres. In Washington there are nine fires today, totaling 64,462 acres, a significant decrease in just a couple days. 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, hereFor updated fire info for August 20, please see Heavy’s new story 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 19.


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 444 acres and 0 percent contained as of August 18. It’s 17 miles west of Stehekin in Glaciar Peaks Wilderness. Inciweb is covering this fire alongside the Cougar Creek Fire and the Lost Fire. Inciweb’s latest update for the Bannock Lakes fire was August 18.

This tweet is older but gives you an idea of where the fire is:

The fire was caused by lightning and is 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 was 5,000 acres and 50 percent contained as of August 12, according to TheNWFireBlog. It’s two miles south of Kennewick. As of August 19, NIFC does not list this fire and there are no other sources reporting on this fire, so its current status isn’t known.


Boyds Fire

This Washington fire in the Northeast Region is 3,065 acres and 43 percent contained as of August 18, which is a significant containment increase of about 20 percent in just a few days. It’s 3 miles west of Kettle Falls (at 48.602 latitude, -118.141 longitude). The cause of the fire is unknown.

On August 19, the Northeast Washington Fire Information Facebook page reported the following about evacuation levels: “All areas from Boulder Creek Road south to Sherman Homes Road are now under Level 2 evacuation. The evacuation level change does not mean that the fire is out and these areas are out of danger. The public should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.”

A Red Cross Shelter was set up at the Kettle Falls High School.


Cedar Creek Fire

This Washington fire is mostly contained, according to the Northeast Washington Fire Information page. 


Columbus Fire

Miles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

This Oregon fire is overseen by the Umpqua National Forest. It’s 9,685 acres and 29 percent contained. It’s located 15 miles east of Tiller and is being updated by Inciweb under the Miles Fire information page.

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 36,719 acres and 35 percent contained as of August 19. That’s a big increase from just 5 percent containment earlier this week. 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.

Inciweb reported the following about evacuation levels on August 19:

  • “Entiat River Road north from Mad River Road to the end of Entiat River Road, Ardenvoir, and Mad River Road: Level 2. Although roadblocks will not be staffed, deputies will patrol the valley and strictly enforce the lower speed limit of 25 mph.”
  • “Entiat River Road from Crum Canyon north to Ardenvoir and all of Crum Canyon Road: Level 2 to Level 1.”

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


Crescent Mountain Fire

This Washington fire is 23,764 acres. Inciweb notes that containment is at 34 percent as of August 18 at 7 p.m.  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.

The fire is on Snowshoe Ridge, and it’s continuing to move south on the west side of the Twisp River, north of Eagle Creek. You can stay updated on the fire’s official Facebook page.

According to Inciweb, the following evacuations are in place as of August 19:

  • “A level 3 Evacuation for West Buttermilk Creek Road and Twisp River Road, west of the Buttermilk Creek intersection. Level 3 means all residents in the affected area need to evacuate NOW.
  • “There is a Level 2 evacuation in place for residences west of Little Bridge Creek Road.
  • “No evacuations are in effect for the McLeod Fire.”

The Red Cross will have an evacuation shelter at Methow Valley Community Center.

Visit the Okanogan County Emergency Management website at https://okanogandem.org/ for updated evacuation details. Click on the map icon and type in your address to see if you’re affected by current evacuations.


Coyote Creek Fire

This Oregon fire in the Vale District is 598 acres and 90 percent contained, according to NIFC. It’s 15 miles south of Jordan Valley.


Grass Valley Fire

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

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 Washington fire is five acres as of August 19 and is in patrol status, 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 as of August 19. It’s 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 19 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 19, “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 2,413 acres, with 1,998 acres in Washington and 415 acres in British Columbia as of August 19. It was caused by lightning and is 12 miles north of Northport, Washington at 48.98 latitude, -118.051 longitude, according to Inciweb. It’s 20 percent contained. Inciweb noted: “Yesterday, US crews coordinated with their Canadian counterparts to ensure that control lines on the US side will connect with lines constructed by BCWS crews when they meet at the border. They will then prepare these control lines for future burning operations. Removing fuels ahead of the main fire creates a barrier. When the fire reaches this barrier, there are no fuels to ignite, and the fire cannot advance.”

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

The following closures are in place, per Inciweb:

  •  Fire restrictions are in effect and residents and visitors are encouraged to check local regulations before burning.
  • Portions of the Colville National Forest affected by fire suppression operations are closed for the safety of firefighters and the public. See the Colville National Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/colville/alerts-notices
  • Sheep Creek Road and Sheep Creek Campground are closed until further notice.

The map above is the latest map for the fire.


Kelly Mountain Fire

This fire isn’t on NIFC’s official list, but it is a fire in Washington. Great progress has been made on the fire so far. It’s 44 acres, 45 percent contained, and was caused by lightning. It’s located at 48.815 latitude, -118.798 longitude. The fire started on August 11.

According to the Northeast Washington Fire Information page on August 19, the fire is south of Kelly Mountain, about 12 miles north of Republic. No structures or residences are threatened at this time.


Kettle River Fire

Kettle River Fire Map

InciwebKettle River Fire Map

This Washington fire isn’t on NIFC’s official list. It’s 49 acres and 50 percent contained as of August 19, about the same size it’s been for the last few days. It’s on the NW corner of Ferry County in the Graphite Mountain area, and about two miles south of the Midway border crossing, 10 miles northwest of Curlew, according to Inciweb. It was caused by lightning on August 11. It’s at 48.97 latitude, -118.78 longitude.

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About 40 structures in the area are on a Level 1 evacuation status (Get Ready.) Evacuation updates will be posted on Ferry County Sheriff’s Facebook page.


Klondike Fire

Klondike and Taylor Fire Map August 19

InciwebKlondike and Taylor Fire Map August 19

This Oregon fire has been split into two “zones” as of August 19: the Taylor creek and Klondike East fires and the Klondike West Fire. The cause is lightning. Increased fire activity is still expected. Dry fuels and hot, dry weather have fueled both this fire’s and Taylor Creek’s growth. Inaccessible and steep terrain have made suppression a challenge. Both fires are actively burning in the scar of the 2002 Biscuit Fire, according to Inciweb, which has helped the fires spread west.

As of August 19, the Taylor Creek Fire is 52,588 acres and 61 percent contained. The Klondike Fire is 68,241 acres and 15 percent contained.

You can see an interactive map of evacuation levels here. Just enter your address to see if you are under an evacuation advisory.

A public meeting about the fires is August 20 at 6 p.m. in the Agness Community Library in Agness. There will be another public meeting on August 21 in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds in the Curry Showcase Building on 29392 Ellensburg Avenue.

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


Maple Fire

This Washington Fire is in the Olympic National Forest. It’s 1,727 acres and 44 percent contained as of August 19, located 10 miles north of Hoordsport, 23 miles north of Shelton, and five miles west of Highway 101. It was caused by human activity and is located at 47.578 latitude, -123.13 longitude.

There are no evacuations currently in place for this fire.

The following closures are in place as of August 19, according to Inciweb:

  • “Due to the active fire in the area, recreationists hoping to hike the Lena Creek Trail over Labor Day weekend are being asked to plan a different destination. This popular trailhead lies within the established closure area based on proximity to the fire. The Hamma Hamma Road 25 that accesses this area is CLOSED. Other road closures include Forest Roads 2502, 2421, 2401 and 2441.
  • “Other CLOSED Olympic National Forest recreation sites include Living Legacy Interpretive Loop (#802), Upper/Lena Lake Trail (#810 and #811), Beaver Pond Loop (#815), Putvin Trail (#813), Mildred Lakes Trail (#822), Jefferson Ridge/Lakes Trail (#808), and Upper/Lower Elk Lake Trail (#805). Facility closures include Hamma Hamma Cabin & Campground; Lena Creek and Lena Lake Campgrounds. Maps for all the closures can be found on InciWeb.
  • “To discover new forest sites still open for recreation, visit the Olympic National Forest website at Olympic National Forest or visit its Facebook site at Olympic National Forest Facebook.”

For updates, see the fire’s official Facebook page.


McLeod Fire

This Washington fire in Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest is 10,040 acres and 0 percent contained, according to the Forest Service on August 19 (but some other sources say it is 11,663 acres according to an infrared flight.) It’s 8 miles North of Mazama. It was first reported on August 11.

On August 19, the Forest Service noted: “Heavy smoke conditions and shading on the fire led to moderate fire behavior… Crews will continue improving fire line south of the fire.”

Evacuations are in place for the nearby Crescent Mountain Fire (see the listing above for details), but not for the McLeod Fire.


Meninick Pass Fire

This Washington fire, overseen by the Yakima Agency, is 5,537 acres and 90 percent contained. It’s five miles south of White Swan. The final update was issued on Inciweb on August 19.


Milepost 6 Fire

This Oregon fire, managed by the Ochoco National Forest, is 1,500 acres and 0 percent contained. It’s six miles south of Madras.


Miles Fire (Formerly Called Sugar Pine Fire)

Miles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

This Oregon fire is 47,015 acres and 35 percent contained as of August 18, according to Inciweb. It’s being managed by the Umpqua National Forest and is five miles northeast of Trail. It was started by lightning on July 15, and later merged with the Sugar Pine fire.

Authorities downgraded some evacuation notices for this fire earlier this week, KDRV reported.

The following evacuations and closures are in effect as of August 18, according to Inciweb:

  • “Residents of Jackson and Josephine counties may check their evacuation status here: https://bit.ly/2uUku2C.
  • “Evacuees seeking assistance may contact the American Red Cross at (888) 680-1455. The shelter is currently on standby at Eagle Point High School.
  • “Douglas County residents living in and between 1642 through 3200 (Flats Ranch) Tison Road are under a level 1 notice.”

If you have specific questions about the fire, call 541-474-5305.


Miriam Fire

Miriam Fire Map

InciwebMiriam Fire Map

This Washington fire is 2,972 acres and 20 percent contained as of August 19, with few changes from previous days. It’s 15 miles east of Packwood and 2 miles southeast of White Pass, in the Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest. It was caused by lightning.

Inciweb noted on August 17: ” Evacuation levels remain the same. The need for these levels are evaluated daily. Please see the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/yakimacountyoem for a full description.”

Here is an evacuation map from Yakima on August 15:

Closures, according to Inciweb on August 17, are: “A Closure Area is in effect for the Miriam Fire on the Okanogan-Wenatchee and Gifford Pinchot National Forests for safety to the public and firefighters. A Fire Closure is also in effect for the Clear Fork Fire on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest adjacent to the current closure area associated with the Miriam Fire. Find maps and a list of affected sites at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6066/ Fire managers are aware of the upcoming hunting seasons and closures will be assessed frequently. The PCT is closed from Elk Pass to White Pass. A detour is available. Please see the Pacific Crest Trail Association website at https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/ for current closure maps. A TFR has been established over the two fire areas as a safety precaution to aerial firefighting resources. Please consult the notice to airmen for specifications. Local businesses remain open. Please consider showing your support by shopping in the local communities.”

Stay updated here.


Natchez Fire

Natchez Fire Map August 19

InciwebNatchez Fire Map August 19

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 19,680 acres acres on August 19, and 65 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 19, Inciweb still reported the following regarding evacuation orders and fire closures, which were the same as two days earlier:

“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 85 percent contained. It’s 9 miles east of Clamo.


Roundtop & Snow Shoe Fires

Miles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

InciwebMiles Columbus Round Top and Snow Shoe Fire Map

The Snowshoe and Round Top Oregon fires are in the Umpqua National Forest. The Snow Shoe fire is 3,816 acres and 100 percent contained. The Rond Top fire is 154 acres and 100 percent contained.  Neither Roundtop nor Snow Shoe are listed on NIFC anymore due to containment efforts.

See the details under the Miles Fire for more evacuation information.


Sorefoot Fire

This Oregon fire in the Prineville District is 800 acres and 75 percent contained. It’s six miles northwest of Clamo.


Stubblefield 1008RN

This Oregon fire is being managed by the South Gilliam County Rural Fire department. It’s 16,700 acres and 29 percent contained. It’s seven miles northwest of Condon.


Taylor Creek Fire

Klondike and Taylor Fire Map August 19

InciwebKlondike and Taylor Fire Map August 19

Once considered part of the Garner Complex Fire which is now considered contained, this Oregon fire is 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.

The Oregon fires have been split into two “zones” as of August 19: the Taylor creek and Klondike East fires and the Klondike West Fire. The cause is lightning. Increased fire activity is still expected. Dry fuels and hot, dry weather have fueled both this fire’s and Taylor Creek’s growth. Inaccessible and steep terrain have made suppression a challenge. Both fires are actively burning in the scar of the 2002 Biscuit Fire, according to Inciweb, which has helped the fires spread west.

As of August 19, the Taylor Creek Fire is 52,588 acres and 61 percent contained. The Klondike Fire is 68,241 acres and 15 percent contained.

You can see an interactive map of evacuation levels here. Just enter your address to see if you are under an evacuation advisory.

A public meeting about the fires is August 20 at 6 p.m. in the Agness Community Library in Agness. There will be another public meeting on August 21 in Gold Beach at the Curry County Fairgrounds in the Curry Showcase Building on 29392 Ellensburg Avenue.

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

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.


Watson Creek Fire

Watson Creek Fire Map

InciwebWatson Creek Fire Map

This Oregon fire is overseen by the Fremont-Winema National Forest. It’s 16,227 acres and 0 percent contained, 13 miles west of Paisley. It ballooned in size in just a couple days and the cause is under investigation. It’s at 42.653 latitude, -120.818 longitude. It’s located on the Paisley Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest and was first seen on August 15.

A public meeting will be August 19 at 7 p.m. in Paisley at the Community Center, Inciweb reported. Weather might create challenging conditions for firefighters.

The following road closures are in place: “Forest Roads 2901, 29, 3315, 3360, 33, 28, 34, 3411, 30 and 2901-035.”

The following Facebook pages are providing updates:  SCOFMPFireInfo or R6FWNF.

As of August 18, any evacuation notices are still Level 1 evacuations and are only south of Highway 31, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. So far the fire hasn’t jumped the 3360 and 3315 roads.


West Hubbard Fire

Horns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

InciwebHorns Mountain, West Hubbard, and Grizz Fire Maps

This Washington fire near Northport is 9 acres, located on steep slopes. Inciweb is updating details on the same page as the Horns Mountain Fire. As of August 19 it’s in patrol status.