McHugh said they wouldn’t know new numbers until Thursday morning. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Smoke from a series of fires called the Deception Complex filled the western sky in Bend near sundown, turning the sunset blood red. Kate Brown said Wednesday. SALEM, Ore. - Wildfires have forced an estimated half million Oregonians to flee their homes this week as firefighters toil to tame the flames - and wait for scarce reinforcements to arrive. RAPTOR supports our Emergency Operations Plan by sharing information before, during and after an event. Oakridge is a city in Lane County, Oregon, United States.The population was 3,205 as of the 2010 census. air mattresses, pool toys and inner tubes) are not designed for river please avoid using these devices for river recreation. "RAPTOR is a web mapping application that allows users to display data from various resources onto a single map. Social media rumors have caused issues for Oregon law enforcement this week. Residents with air quality concerns can consult the Oregon DEQ air quality index website. Smoke from fires near Oakridge pours into Central Oregon, Dispatchers take flurry of phone calls reporting possible fire, See the winners of Central Oregon's Cutest Pets. Oakridge is nestled in Eastern Lane County off of Oregon Route 58, also known as Willamette Highway 18. A pair of fires in the complex near Westfir blew up today, spreading past their containment lines, she said. In Lane County, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency provides interactive access to data from air monitors in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Florence and Oakridge. Smoke for wildfires burning southwest of Oakridge is making for some hazy conditions in eastern Lane County on Monday. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, USGS Current Conditions for Oregon: Streamflow. Authorities said the cabin was east of Oakridge near Highway 58 and Warner Creek Road up a narrow road overgrown with vegetation. a resources page to provide an official repository of reliable information. Be Truthful. Winds this evening are blowing smoke from wildfires near Oakridge over the Cascades into Central Oregon. It can be hard to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis. RAPTOR allows us to develop, implement and operate data sharing with our community. Interactive real-time wildfire and forest fire map for Oregon. Use the 'Report' link on Richard Bacon / The BulletinSmoke from the Deception Complex, a series of wildfires burning near Oakridge, fills the sky Wednesday in Bend at twilight. The fire became very active today, according to Judith McHugh, spokeswoman for the Willamette National Forest, prompting evacuation warnings in Westfir. Oakridge Fire & EMS is a Fire Department governed under the City of Oakridge. Interactive map shows current Oregon wildfires and evacuation zones. Error! An independent source of exclusive news and insight about state government delivered conveniently by email each Friday to subscribers. Deputies and officers were unable to get the man to come out, and shortly before 3 a.m., authorities heard a small explosion followed by a fire in the cabin. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. This 10-second exposure was shot with a fisheye lens. Social media rumors have caused issues for Oregon law enforcement this week. California. The fires in the Deception Complex are burning in old-growth timber, McHugh said. The Central Oregon Fire Information website is supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior — Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. OAKRIDGE, Ore. - A semi truck caught fire and closed Highway 58 east of Oakridge on Monday morning. Get information on healthcare and healthy living in Central and Eastern Oregon, Start your day with our top stories in your inbox. Firefighters are bracing for similar fire behavior Thursday, which could lead to more smoke in Central Oregon. Keep it Clean. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Oakridge Willamette Pass (including snow levels) River Hazard Warnings. map of large fires in the Pacific Northwest. The Real-Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon helps provide an overview of conditions in the state. the Oregon DEQ air quality index website. In response to the smoke, the Central Oregon Intergency Dispatch Center received a flurry of calls, said a dispatcher at the center in Prineville. person will not be tolerated. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Millions of workers poised to lose access to paid leave as virus spikes, Hong Kong Suspends Classes; South Korea Measures: Virus Update. “Old-growth fires put off a lot of smoke,” she said. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. The dispatch center sent out a tweet advising people to close their windows to keep the smoke out. Hundreds of homes in Oregon are gone as growing wildfires, fueled in part by strong winds, "substantially destroyed" sections of several communities, Gov. For a regional view, the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center maintains a map of large fires in the Pacific Northwest. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Oakridge is a small community with a population of 3,500. Out of the 15.8 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, 3.5 million acres are considered wildland-urban interface. Thousands of residents across Oregon remain under evacuation orders Wednesday as fast-moving fires burned through at least two towns and the state's governor declared a wildfire emergency. Map:Track current Oregon air quality conditions as wildfires spread. Share with Us. - A house fire in Oakridge turned deadly last Friday. For this crisis, the State of Oregon has also assembled a resources page to provide an official repository of reliable information. The Staley Complex is composed of two fires burning in steep, rocky terrain in a remote area of the Willamette National Forest 28 miles south of the town of Oakridge, Oregon which began with lightning strikes on July 30, 2014. See current wildfires and wildfire perimeters in Oregon on the Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center Wildfire Map. Specific elements of information include weather watches and warnings, local storm reports, live weather radar, road closures/delays, and active incidents," according to the Office of Emergency Management. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. that is degrading to another person. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. Winds this evening are blowing smoke from wildfires near Oakridge over the Cascades into Central Oregon. Threats of harming another Started by lightning Aug. 12, the Deception Complex is burning about two miles west of Oakridge, which is about 50 miles east of Eugene. RAPTOR enables users access to live data in combination with traditional map layers to create a comprehensive picture anywhere, anytime," according to OEM. The cause of the fire and the extent of injuries, if any, are not yet known. Explore more of Central Oregon with a subscription to The Bulletin. She said there wasn’t a wildfire burning close to Bend. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The Fire Department is a combination department consisting of full-time career staff under IAFF Local 851, part-time staff and volunteers that operate … Today, more than a quarter-million homes in Oregon are at high risk from wildfire. Richard Bacon / The BulletinSmoke from the Deception Complex, a series of wildfires burning near Oakridge, fills the sky Wednesday in Bend at twilight. The truck fire happened around 6 a.m. about 3 miles west of McCredie Hot Spring. Be Nice. For a regional view, the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center maintains a map of large fires in the Pacific Northwest. Let us know what's going on! As of this morning the half-dozen fires in the complex had burned a total of 851 acres and were 53 percent contained, according to fire officials. You have permission to edit this article. Success! Fish & Wildlife through a … Oakridge Fire says the call came in around 8:30 in the morning. Oregon fire officials are also dealing with the 130,000-acre Riverside Fire at 0% containment and Lionshead Fire at 138,000 acres and just 5% containment. As temperatures drop tonight the smoke probably will settle in and blanket Central Oregon, with people likely being able to smell it, she said. "This map includes information about what is going on currently within our area. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. RAPTOR enhances our overall readiness because as we all know, incidents do not stop at our borders.". accounts, the history behind an article. or anything. "The State of Oregon initiated RAPTOR in 2010 to share information on a common operating picture (COP) as part of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Virtual USA Northwest Pilot Project program. The fires caused level III evacuation orders, in which residents are told to leave now, for 85 homes between 6 and 7 p.m. About an hour later the evacuation order was lowered to a level II warning, in which residents are told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.