During this unprecedented fire season, conditions can change for the better or worse within seconds. If staying home is an option, please do so. Staying home will not only be beneficial to your safety but will also keep roads clear of traffic and free up more resources for those who have to evacuate their homes. If you are traveling to or live in the area, be sure to stay informed and prepared. Below are some resources to keep everyone informed and safe.
Current Wildfire News & Resources:
- Wildfire Status and Maps: Check the location and status of large wildfires burning in Oregon at InciWeb, NW Interagency Coordination Center, or view the state’s real-time planning map.
- Oregon Wildfire Resources: find statewide resources and news here.
- Road Conditions & Closures: Check tripcheck.com before you go (please respect road closures – resources are limited).
- Smoke Conditions: Check Oregon Smoke Blog for wildfire smoke; DEQ’s Air Quality Advisories and Travel Southern Oregon’s Air Quality Dashboard.
- Tips for preventing human-caused wildfires: Keep Oregon Green.
- Travel alerts: traveloregon.com/travel-alerts
- Travel Southern Oregon’s Air Quality Dashboard
For breaking news and information, follow the Twitter accounts and Facebook pages for Oregon State Parks, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Emergency Management, Douglas County Sheriff, Archie Creek Fire Information and U.S. Forest Service – Umpqua National Forest.
If you’re looking for ways to help firefighters and those who have been displaced, Travel Oregon has a great page filled with ways to help out.
For now, the North Umpqua Ranger District and the Diamond Lake Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest are closed, but the beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails will still be here when the fires are extinguished. We look forward to seeing you in the Umpqua Valley when it’s safe to do so!