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 21, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced they were monitoring 10 major fires in the state, down from 17 fires a week ago. More than 7500 personnel have been assigned to fight these fires.
A fire is removed from the list when it is 100% contained.
Here is a list of the biggest fires in Oregon at this time. 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)
199,022, 13% contained
Holiday Farm (near Springfield)
173,094 acres, 22% contained
Riverside Fire (near Estacada)
137,971 acres, 25% contained
Archie Creek (near Glide in Douglas County)
131,598 acres, 44% contained
Brattain (near Paisley in Lake County)
50,500 acres, 55% contained
South Obenchain (near Medford)
32,671 acres, 70% contained
Big Hollow Fire (Southwest Washington)
24,788 acres, 15% contained
White River (near Government Camp)
17,383 acres, 85% contained
Almeda Drive (near Ashland)
16,263 acres, 100% contained
Two Four Two (near Klamath)
14,473 acres, 77% contained
Thielsen (east of Diamond Lake)
9916 acres, 26% contained
P-515 (near Warm Springs)
4609 acres, 95% contained
Echo Mountain Complex Fire (Lincoln County)
2552 acres, 75%
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