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.
Blue Mountain Prescribed Fire Council
Information regarding prescribed burning 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.
Blue Mountain Interactive Prescribed Fire Projects Map
This interactive map shows active, planned and recently completed prescribed fire units for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Fuelwood Season Begins 5/1/2021 on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Thursday, April 29th, 2021, 4:58:20 PM PDT
Baker City, OR - (April 29, 2021) – How much wood could a woodcutter cut if a woodcutter could cut wood? Well, if it’s for personal use, the answer is 4 to 10 cords. The first step is to get your fuelwood permit. Several local vendors (listed below) sell permits. For your convenience, many are open early in the morning, late in the evening, and on weekends. They may add an additional fee of up to $2 per permit. There is a 4-cord minimum and a 10-cord maximum for personal use permits, which are valid until November 30.
• Burnt River Market, 304 Main Street, Unity, OR 97884, (541) 446-3660
• D&B Supply, 3515 Pocahontas Road, Baker City, OR 97814, (541) 523-6442
• Gold Post, 150 N. Mill Street, Sumpter, OR 97877, (541) 894-2362
• Halfway Mercantile, 117 S. Main Street, Halfway, OR 97834, (541) 742-6171
• Hometown Hardware, 206 S. Main Street, Union, OR 97883, (541) 562-5472
• Island City Market and Deli, 10101 W 1st Street, Island City, OR 97850, (541) 963-7140
• Miller’s Home Center, 3109 May Lane, La Grande, OR 97850, (541) 963-3113
• Sports Corral, 401 Main Street, Joseph, OR 97846, (541) 432-4363
• Wallowa County Grain Growers, 911 S. River Street, Enterprise, OR 97828, (541) 426-3116
Forest Service offices also sell personal-use fuelwood permits for $5 per cord, although hours are limited to weekdays. Please check the National Forest fuelwood permit webpage for contact information, up-todate hours of operation, and Covid precautions.
For full release click here, Fuelwood Season Begins 5/1/2021 On the WWNF
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Fuelwood Guide 2021 Season May 1st through November 30th
Umatilla National Forest firewood permits available May 1
Thursday, April 29th, 2021, 5:07:12 PM PDT
Pendleton, OR - (April 26, 2021) — Umatilla National Forest personal-use firewood permits will go on sale Saturday, May 1, through several local vendors. Firewood permits will also be available via mail beginning Monday, May 3, by contacting the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Pendleton during regular business hours.
Firewood permits can be purchased for $5 per cord with a minimum purchase of four cords for $20. The maximum limit for personal-use firewood on the Umatilla National Forest is 12-cords-per-household-per-year.
Local vendors will sell firewood permits in 4-cord packets. An additional vendor fee, up to $2, will be charged for each 4-cord, $20 firewood permit purchased at a local vendor. A list of vendors is available on the Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla.
For full release click here, Umatilla National Forest Firewood Permits Available May 1, 2021
Blue Mountains National Forests Prepare for Spring Burning
Thursday, April 8th, 2021, 10:49:57 AM PDT
John Day, Pendleton, and Baker City, OR - (April 7, 2021) – Fire management officials on the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests are preparing to implement spring prescribed burning activities. Prescribed fire is an important way to maintain and improve forest conditions with “good fire” as we reduce the risk of severe wildfire in the future.
Prescribed fire information for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests is available to the public on our tri-forest online map. The map is labeled and color-coded to show each burn unit’s status: planned, active, or completed. For convenience, forest users can display current and past-year burn units along with National Forest boundaries and State wildlife management boundaries.
For full release click here, Blue Mountains National Forests Prepare For Spring Burning
Online Map, Tri-Forest Prescribed Fire Projects
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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