Oregon Wildfire Information and Relief

The 2002 Biscuit Fire in the Siskiyou National Forest. (Photo in the public domain)

Wildfires in Oregon map (interactive)

UPDATE:
Live updates: Fire officials see progress against wildfires, get help from a change in weather (OPB)

The devastating wildfires throughout Oregon have created unprecedented hardship for many thousands of Oregonians. Hundreds of homes, businesses, and community spaces have burned. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered loss, are sheltering in community centers or facing permanent relocation. We have provided a few resources for those who wish to keep up-to-date with the threat of fire in their area and those who want to help with relief efforts (below).

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WILDFIRE RELIEF FUNDS

Please find the local chapters of the Red Cross or United Way to donate to relief efforts in your area.

Contact your local chapter of Red Cross->>

United Way Fire Fund – Jackson County Fires: http://www.unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give/

McKenzie River Gathering Foundation – The Rogue Valley Relief Fund 
In the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon, the Cities of Talent and Phoenix have been decimated, while parts of Medford, Ashland, and Shady Cove have also burned. Your donation will go directly to help people most impacted by these fires in the Rogue Valley. DONATE->>

United Way of Lane County’s Wildfire Response Efforts:
https://www.unitedwaylane.org/wildfire-response

United Way of Lane County: UNITED WAY LAUNCHES EMERGENCY FUND FOR WILDFIRE RELIEF
https://www.kezi.com/content/news/United-Way-launches-emergency-fund-for-wildfire-relief-572368251.html

APPLY FOR FUNDS: United Way’s Wildfire Response Fund
The United Way of Lane County Wildfire Fund is designed to support nonprofits and community organizations that are assisting community members who have experienced the loss of a home or business, or are otherwise impacted as a result of Lane County wildfires. | https://www.unitedwaylane.org/wildfire-fund-application

United Way Mid-Valley Wildfire Relief Fund (Salem area): DONATE

United Way opens Salem hub for evacuees near fairgrounds
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has organized a one-stop “shopping” hub for people impacted by the wildfires, and it’s stocked with everything from toiletries and bedding to fresh produce and toys.

The hub, 1705 Silverton Rd. NE, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today. Hours for Saturday and Sunday are still being finalized. All donated items should be new and can be dropped off at the hub or the United Way office, 455 Bliler Ave. NE. United Way (Salem) is not accepting clothing or water at this time.

United Way of Douglas County

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette – four counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington Counties, OR and Clark County, WA)
Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund->>

Meyer Memorial Trust is accepting donations for the fire victims: https://oregoncf.org/oregon-wildfire-relief-recovery/donate-to-support-wildfire-emergency-relief/

Unete Farm Worker Relief Fund: http://uneteoregon.org/donate/

Rogue Climate Rogue Valley Mutual Aid and Fire Support: https://www.rogueclimate.org/fire_mutual_support

 

WILDFIRE INFORMATION/NOTIFICATION

West Coast Wildfire and Weather Information Map
(you can zoom in to your area on the map)

Fire and air pollution levels

Lane County (includes Eugene/Springfield)

Lane County Emergency Management

AlertMe! Sign up now to receive emergency notifications via text message, phone call or email: https://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1087

McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire Information:
https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17035134

Jackson County (includes Medford, Talent, Phoenix and Ashland)

Jackson County Emergency Management:
Current Events and Emergency Resources

Get alerted about emergencies: https://member.everbridge.net/1332612387832182/login

Josephine County (includes Grants Pass)

Josephine County Emergency Management

Get alerted about emergencies: https://member.everbridge.net/1332612387832182/login

Douglas County (includes Roseberg)

Douglas County Emergency Management

Marion County (includes Salem area)

Marion County Emergency Management

For emergency alerts, register for Everbridge alert and notifications
Metcom 9-1-1: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721950#/signup

Hot Spot Map – National Wildfire Coordination Group: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/?/?/45.188/-122.5874/11

Multnomah County (includes Portland area)

Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management

September 2020 Wildfire Threat to Multnomah County
https://multco.us/air-quality-public-health-problem/september-2020-wildfire-threat-multnomah-county

Sign-up for public alerts: https://www.publicalerts.org/hazards/wildfire-2020
includes wildfire map. Map based on data from National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), US EPA AirNow, Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Wildfire Safety and Prevention


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