Firefighters on their way to the scene of a wildfire that started on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in the Tualatin Valley in western Oregon.
The blaze charred 167,000 acres and was 0 percent contained by Wednesday evening, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. Oregon's fire department is also dealing with a wildfire in the Tualatin Valley in western Oregon, about 60 miles north of Portland. Washington state Governor Jay Inslee said a fire is burning in Washington state, but it's not as big as Oregon's. Ore., firefighters are also dealing with another blaze in a remote area of the state near the Oregon-Washington border in eastern Washington.
The fire and others in Oregon, California and Colorado are crying out for firefighters, engines, helicopters and tankers, but the firefighting infrastructure available is far from adequate. The Oregon Department of Forestry is committed to helping with the wildfires, according to its website.
The city of Oregon has provided the part-time fire department with three modern fire stations equipped with high-quality fire equipment. The city of Portland, Oregon, and the Oregon Department of Fire and Emergency Management (ODFEM) have provided the Part-Time Fire Department with three modern fire stations, each equipped with the highest quality equipment, according to their website.
The Tualatin Valley Fire Rescue was also supported by the Oregon Department of Fire and Emergency Management (ODFEM) and the Portland Fire Department. Newberg also sent two fire engines, two ambulances and two helicopters to the scene of the fire.
This is an Oregon Domestic Limited Liability Company filed on March 18, 2015 and owned by Tualatin Valley Fire Protection Co., Inc. ("Fire Protection"). Fire Protection Co. cannot be found in the city of Newberg, Oregon, without a permit required by the city and cannot live within 1,000 feet of a fire station or hydrant. Fire safety and co. are not to be found within a radius of 500 meters around other hydrants, fire stations or municipal buildings.
This is an Oregon Domestic Limited Liability Company filed on March 18, 2015 and owned by Tualatin Valley Fire Protection Co. Inc. This is a domestic limited liability company and is subject to the same requirements as any other private company in the State of Oregon. It is exempt from the requirements of the Oregon State Fire Safety Act and the Oregon Fire Code.
The Active Fire Mapping program provides the spatial context to reported fires in Oregon and surrounding areas. Filter control and incident types shown on the map of the State of Oregon for each fire in the United States.
The Oregon RAPTOR map shows wildfires in the US from the Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Strong winds in the area are not helping the fires in northwest Oregon or evacuations.
The Oregon RAPTOR map shows wildfires in the western United States from the Pacific Northwest over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The State of Oregon has compiled a map of the forest fire damage in the western United States, from Oregon to Montana.
Thousands of homes and property have been destroyed by wildfires in the western United States from the Pacific Northwest through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Most structural damage so far is in southern Oregon, where the Almeda Drive Fire has devastated the communities of Phoenix and Talbot. The fire has destroyed more than a hundred homes, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry and Fire Management (ODFW). The Oregon fires were also mapped on the Oregon Forestry Service's RAPTOR map.
A wildfire has hit the town of Talbot, Oregon, where residents were evacuated from their homes in the Almeda Drive Fire. A wildfire is raging in the cities of Phoenix, Idaho and Talbots, Oregon, near the Oregon-Washington border, where residents are being evacuated. The wildfires have hit a community in Oregon's southernmost county, Talotsin, a small community of about 1,000 people near the Washington-Idaho border in a remote part of the state.
The Beachie Creek and Riverside fires are still about a mile apart, and authorities have downplayed the likelihood that the two fires will link, but Oregon is now under a state of emergency. Firefighters were called to both fires, but no merger is imminent. Both fires burn in extremely hot, windy weather, which has made the Oregon City Fire Department's Bono Station 17, built in 2004, even more dangerous. The Beachies Creek fire is burning about 1,000 feet from the town of Riverside, about 30 miles south of Portland.
Increasing winds in central and southern Oregon could drive the fires eastward, but expected rainfall in the coming days could ease the risk somewhat, he said. Although the Beachie Creek and Riverside fires, which are both about 1,000 feet apart, are expected to merge, Doug O'Neill, the chief of the Oregon City Fire Department, said they are still in separate areas.