2018 Oregon wildfires

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2018 Oregon Wildfires
July 2018 satellite Oregon fires.jpg
Thunderstorms over the weekend of July 14-15 brought thousands of lightning strikes to the state of Oregon, starting 150 wildfires. Fires on the Umpqua, Rogue River, Winema, and Siskiyou National Forests are seen in this July 18, 2018 NASA satellite photo.
Statistics[1][2]
Total fires841
Total area430,567 acres (1,742.44 km2)
Season
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Wildfires in the U.S. state of Oregon in 2018 include the Boxcar Fire, Graham Fire, and Jack Knife Fire.[3]

In July, one person was killed by the Substation Fire,[4] which also destroyed the Charles E. Nelson House.

Wildfires[edit]

The following is a list of fires that burned more than 1,000 acres, or produced significant structural damage or loss of life.

Name County Acres Start date Containment date Status Notes Ref
Boxcar Wasco 100,207 June 21, 2018 July 6, 2018 Contained [5]
Graham Jefferson 2,175 June 21, 2018 July 4, 2018 Contained [6]
Jack Knife Sherman 15,676 June 22, 2018 July 6, 2018 Contained [7]
Klondike Josephine 175,258 July 15, 2018 November 6, 2018 Contained [8]
Taylor Creek Josephine 52,839 July 15, 2018 Contained [9]
Garner Complex Josephine 8,886 July 15, 2018 August 14, 2018 Contained [10]
Hendrix Jackson 1,082 July 15, 2018 August 14, 2018 Contained [11]
Miles Jackson, Douglas 54,334 July 15, 2018 Contained Sugar Pine, South Umpqua Complex and Miles fire merged [12][13]
Timber Crater 6 Klamath 3,126 July 15, 2018 August 16, 2018 Contained [14]
Substation Wasco 78,425 July 17, 2018 August 2, 2018 Contained [15]
Long Hollow Wasco 33,451 July 26, 2018 August 14, 2018 Contained [16]
Lake Wallula Umatilla 12,462 July 29, 2018 July 30, 2018 Contained [17]
South Valley Wasco 20,026 August 1, 2018 August 10, 2018 Contained [18]
Watson Lake 16,227 August 15, 2018 Contained [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 National Year-to-Date Report on Fires and Acres Burned" (PDF). NIFC. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Southern Area Coordination Center". Southern Area Coordination Center. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Three large Oregon fires burning across more than 116,000 acres almost contained". OregonLive.com. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Parks, Molly Solomon | Bradley W. "1 Person Dead In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles, Oregon". www.opb.org. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Boxcar Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Graham Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Jack Knife Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Klondike Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ "Taylor Creek Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Garner Complex Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Hendrix Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Sugar Pine Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "South Umpqua Complex Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Timber Crater 6 Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Substation Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Long Hollow Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "National Large Incident Year-to-Date Report" (PDF). National Interagency Fire Center. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "South Valley Fire". National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Watson Fire". InciWeb. Retrieved August 15, 2018.