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 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.
These fires are listed by order of size
Lionshead (Detroit Lake area)
204,469 acres, 46% contained
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