Wildfires in Oregon: Names, locations, size, containment

Wildfires

More than 1 million acres of Oregon already torched

The Oak Park Motel was destroyed after a wildfire spead through the town of Gates, Oregon, September 30, 2020 (Jeff Markham / FEMA)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — More than 1 million acres of Oregon were torched by dozens of wildfires that erupted September 7, 2020 when easterly winds roared through the state and put nearly a half-million Oregonians into evacuation zones.

On September 28, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced they were monitoring 6 major fires in the state, down from 17 fires. More than 7500 personnel have been assigned to fight these fires.

On October 16, fire officials announced there would be no more daily updates on the Lionshead Fire, the biggest of the fires that erupted. Though the fire was not fully contained, fire officials were confident the wildfire was controllable and did not expect any more growth.

Here is a list of the biggest fires in Oregon as of October 16, 2020. The acreage and containment are the most recent numbers posted from fire officials around the state.

State of Oregon Fires and Hotspots Dashboard

These fires are listed by order of size

Lionshead (Detroit Lake area)
204,469 acres, 46% contained

Beachie Creek (Santiam Canyon in Marion County)
193,573 acres, 80% contained
More official updates here

Holiday Farm (near Springfield)
173,393 acres, 96% contained

Riverside Fire (near Estacada)
138,054 acres, 72% contained

Archie Creek (near Glide in Douglas County)
131,542 acres, 95% contained

Slater Fire (near Cave Junction)
156,610 acres, 80% contained

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