Welcome to the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center
Located in La Grande Oregon the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center is the home for the Blue Mountian Interagency Dispatch Center, the La Grande Air Tanker Base and the La Grande Fire Cache.
The Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center (BMIDC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire, wildland fire use, prescribed fire and other all-risk incidents throughout Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington.
The Dispatch Center also provides Intelligence and Predictive Services related-products to support wildland fire managers and firefighters throughout BMIDC's zone of influence.
Information regarding current wildfire activity in the Blue Mountain area of Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Hosted by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center, Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District, Umatilla National Forest, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Union County Eases Restrictions on County Wide Burn Ban
Thursday, September 21st, 2017, 10:19:40 AM PDT
BMIDC - Union County Board of Commissioners voted in a regular county commission session today to ease the County Wide Burn Ban/Regulated Use restrictions effective immediately at the recommendation of the Union County Fire Defense Board. Fire Defense Board Chief Larry Wooldridge stated that with the cooler temperatures and the return of resources to the area, the county’s exposure to extreme fire behavior has decreased enough to return to the annual regulated use closure for the remainder of the month. Chief Wooldridge indicated that the Fire Defense Board will continue to monitor conditions.
For full release click here, Union County Eases Restrictions on County Wide Burn Ban
ODF NEO District terminating Regulated Use Closure effective 9/21 @0001.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 4:09:35 PM PDT
BMIDC - The North East Oregon District of Oregon Department of Forestry will terminate Regulated Use Closure effective Thursday, Sept. 21st at 12:01AM. ODF will remain in general Fire Season, requiring permits for open burns & burn barrels (except camp fires).
For further details, read the full news release here.
Public Use Restrictions Ease to Phase A on the Wallowa-Whitman NF
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 3:09:08 PM PDT
BMIDC - Effective today, 9/20, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is setting Public Use Restrictions to Phase A. Among other regulations, this will allow campfires within certain stipulations.
For a 'snapshot' of the restrictions view the PUR poster here.
For the full news release, click here.
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the Incident Information Page.
Industrial Fire Precautions and Fire Danger Ratings are on the Current Conditions Page.
Public Use Restrictions (wood cutting, campfires, etc.) are on the Fire Restrictions Page.
Other Fire News
Our mission at BMIDC is to provide a service for our users through committed leadership, personal dedication and passion for the safety of all those we serve
It is our commitment to provide efficient and effective response while insuring the safety of the public, our natural resource employees, and our wildland firefighters. We strive to provide, reliable, courteous, responsive and professional communications services.
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