Oregon is experiencing unprecedented destruction from devastating wildfires across the state.
Resources below can help provide information to monitor conditions and stay safe, while also providing ways you can help others facing immediate danger.
For donations/people who want to help:
Wildland Firefighter Foundation: https://wffoundation.org/ (takes care of families of fallen wildland firefighters)
Keep Oregon Green Association (human-caused fire prevention education)
Information on wildfires, smoke, road closures and evacuation orders:
Oregon Smoke Information updates an interactive map with the locations of current fires and the latest information about air quality advisories. They also offer a free OregonAIR app for iPhone and Android.
Some Oregonians may be experiencing power outages from safety shutoffs or weather conditions. A map of Portland General Electric’s current power outages can be found here and Pacific Power’s outage map is here. Information about safety power shutoffs can be found here.
Roads and traffic:
Many roads may be closed because of the fires. If possible, remain close to home. If you must travel, be cautious and please check Oregon Department of Transportation’s TripCheck for the latest conditions – which can change rapidly – before you go.
Evacuation orders and shelter:
Be sure to closely monitor wildfire evacuation orders for your area and listen to local officials. A guide to understanding the evacuation levels can be found here and below. Tips for how to prepare for an evacuation can be found here. The Red Cross is offering temporary evacuation and shelter locations for those who need to leave their homes.
Key links to check:
Inciweb (Search Oregon in the search bar)
Statesman Journal fire map (updated hourly)