Oregon Smoke Information

Map Notes:


The map above is not able to show all state air quality monitors. To see the whole set, go to the left column, under Hot Links
and click on DEQ Air Quality map which will bring up a map with many additional state monitors. Round icons represent permanent state air quality monitors, triangular icons represent temporary smoke monitors (when deployed).


Friday, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015, Update


Some moderate lightning across NE Oregon late yesterday triggered a few fires. The one new fire of concern is the Rye Fire in the far NE corner of the state. It is currently about 5 miles NE of Paradise and 38 miles N of Enterprise, on Rye Ridge just above Joseph Creek. As of 10 A.M. today the fire was estimated at 800 acres with potential for growth. 

An upper trough descends on the NW over the weekend and will bring scattered lightning across eastern Oregon this weekend. The system will also bring cooler and cloudy weather, which will keep the potential for large fires low. A slow warming and drying trend will emerge next week as a ridge builds in from the south with westerly flow across most of the Pacific Northwest. Other active fires in Oregon are as follows: 

Marion OR-WIF-150208. IMT3. 19 miles SE of Detroit, OR. Start 7/18. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 121 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior.

Corner Creek OR-OCF-000297. IMT4. 11 miles S of Dayville OR. Start 6/29. Full Suppression. Brush/Grass/Timber. Cause: Lightning. 29,660 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Patrol and mop up operations ongoing.

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