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.
Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman move to Phase C Public Use Restrictions
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015, 1:53:33 PM PDT
BMIDC - Phase C Public Use Restrictions are effective immediately on the Umatilla National Forest and are effective Thursday, August 20th at 12:01 AM on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Phase C Fire restriction include:
1) Campfires are not allowed. Liquid and bottle gas stoves only.
2) No internal combustions engine operation, except for motor vehicles.
3) Smoking is allowed only in enclosed vehicles and buildings, developed recreation sites, or cleared areas.
4) No-off road/off-trail vehicle travel or travel on roads not cleared of standing grass or other flammable material; no vehicle travel on those Forest Service roads were access has been impeded or blocked by earthen berm, logs, boulders, barrier, barricade or gate, or as otherwise identified in the Fire Order.
Phillips Creek Retardant Drop
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, 7:16:09 PM PDT
BMIDC - Air attack on the Phillips Creek Fire near OR Highway 204. Video courtesy of Union County Fire Chief Larry Wooldridge
Air attack on the Phillips Creek Fire near OR Highway 204. Video courtesy of Union County Fire Chief Larry Wooldridge.Posted by Union County Emergency Services on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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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