Wildfire and smoke can affect all Oregonians, no matter where you live. Rapidly changing weather patterns, like high winds, can have wide ranging and unpredictable impacts on wildfires. Whether you are staying home or travelling, it’s important to know how to keep you and your loved ones safe.
To ensure all Oregonians remain safe during wildfire season, we urge everyone to stay tuned into these communications channels and follow all official safety guidelines related to air quality and recreation:
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center: During fire season, this web based interactive map is updated daily with current fire perimeters and locations. This website acts as the wildfire resource coordination center for Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Oregon Dept of Forestry, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and the National Park Service.
InciWeb the Incident Information System: The federal interagency all-risk incident information management system provides an interactive map with real time location information on wildfires.
Oregon Department of Forestry Wildfire News: The official wildfire news blog for the Oregon Department of Forestry. Look here for all wildfire news related to state forest lands.
Keep Oregon Green: A partnership comprised of statewide and interagency groups working together to promote awareness of the risk and causes of wildfires and how to be prepared in case of a wildfire emergency.
OregonLive Wildfire Map: A project managed by OregonLive that incorporates data from InciWeb, National Interagency Fire Center, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, NOAA into an easy to use map tool.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Monitoring Data: A real time map and cell phone application you can use to track air quality, including wildfire smoke impacts, across the state. Check your app store for OregonAir.
Purple Air: Air Quality Map System: Real time air quality information using crowdsourced data and data from EPA air sensors.
NOAA High Resolution Rapid Refresh Data Visualization: The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency(NOAA) is an experimental data visualization tool for wildfire smoke. Be sure to turn on the “Vertically Integrated Smoke” layer to see smoke paths.
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