NEW FIRES (10 acres or larger reported on ODF-protected lands over the past 24 hours):
No new fires reported on ODF protection.
Fires on other jurisdictions
This fire is burning on BLM 20 miles east of Wasco. It is currently 12,500 acres and 10 percent contained. The fire started near the John Day River and burned southeast into Hay Canyon. It is burning in grass and light brush being pushed by erratic winds with gusts to 30 mph. Light rain fell over fire area yesterday. Gillam County fire districts and Bureau of Land Management resources are on scene.
Fire statistics are for the current year and the average over the past 10 years for the 16 million acres of private and public forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
January 1, 2016, through Today, JUly22, 2016:
Lightning-caused fires: 44 fires burned 2,118 acres
Human-caused fires: 294 fires burned, 365 acres
Total: 338 fires burned 2,483 acres
10-year average (January 1st through the present date in the year):
Lightning-caused fires: 105 fires burned, 5,096 acres
Human-caused fires: 303 fires burned, 1,949 acres
Total: 408 fires burned, 7,045 acres
For information on breaking fires, go to:
About this Update
This update provides information chiefly about fires 10 acres or larger on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands. ODF provides fire protection on private and state-owned forestland, and Bureau of Land Management forestlands west of the Cascades, and also works closely with partner firefighting agencies.