Oregon Fire Map, Update, Storm to Help Firefighters Battle the Blazes

There are dozens of active fires in Oregon that have burned a combined 959,960 acres, resulting in hundreds of residences destroyed, as well as a number of deaths, according to the State of Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard.

Areas of Oregon are suffering from hazardous and very unhealthy air quality as a result of the smoke produced from the fires.

However, a thunderstorm is expected in the early hours of Friday morning over northwestern Oregon. The state forestry department's fire chief told CNN that the rain is going to help the firefighters battle the blazes, as moisture will be falling on the west slopes of the Cascade mountains.

On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown said on Twitter: "A storm coming in today will bring welcomed moisture, along the coast and both the west and east slopes of the Cascades.

"There will still be challenges like high winds, but our firefighters are grateful for rain. We're making great progress on containing several fires."

But the rain may cause other problems as recently burned lands will be susceptible to flash flooding, and flash flood warnings are in place in parts of Oregon.

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A map from the State of Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard depicting where there are currently wildfires burning. State of Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard

Lionshead Fire

The Lionshead Fire has burned 192,718 acres and is 10 percent contained. Since it began on August 17, it has destroyed 264 residences and injured five people.

Beachie Creek Fire

The Beachie Creek Fire has burned 191,660 acres and is 20 percent contained. Four people have died and three people have been injured, while 470 residences have been destroyed, since the fire began on August 16. An additional 818 other structures have also been destroyed in the Beachie Creek Fire.

Holiday Farm Fire

The Holiday Farm Fire has burned 170,717 acres and is 10 percent contained. The fire began on September 8 and has killed one person and injured another. The Holiday Farm fire has destroyed 372 residences and destroyed 358 structures.

Riverside Fire

The Riverside Fire began on September 8 and has since burned 137,924 acres and is 10 percent contained. One person has been injured, 29 residences have been destroyed and 20 other structures have been destroyed.

Archie Creek Fire

The Archie Creek Fire has burned 130,553 acres and is 25 percent contained. The fire started on September 8 and has destroyed 111 residences and destroyed two other structures.

Brattain Fire

The Brattain Fire has burned 43,484 acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire started on September 8 and has since destroyed one residence.

S. Obenchain Fire

The S. Obenchain Fire started on September 8 and has burned 32,832 acres and is 35 percent contained. The fire has destroyed 32 residences and 56 other structures, and two people have been injured.

Two Four Two Fire

The Two Four Two Fire has burned 19,282 acres since it started on September 8 and is now 37 percent contained. Eight residences have been destroyed as well as 40 other structures.

White River Fire

The White River Fire has burned 17,442 and is 80 percent contained. It started on August 17 and has since killed one person and injured two others.

Other fires that are currently burning in Oregon include Thielsen, P515, Echo Mtn. Complex, French Creek, and Birch Creek. The Almeda Drive Fire is 100 percent contained, after burning nearly 6,000 acres, killing four people and injuring four others, and destroying 600 residences.

Gov. Kate Brown said on Twitter: "I know we have a long road of recovery ahead, but time and again I am in awe of the dedicated, brave, and empathetic people who have been doing anything and everything it takes to help their fellow Oregonians. Thank you."

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Fire retardant covers a destroyed home on September 16, 2020, in Talent, Oregon, where the Almeda Fire has caused widespread damage. Getty/Nathan Howard
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