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.

Blue Mountain Fire Information Blog
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.


Phillips Creek

Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 8:19:20 PM PDT
BMIDC - Phillips Creek fire is burning on the Walla Walla Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest, 7 miles NW of Elgin, Oregon. The fire is burning in timber and grass with spotting 200-300 yards ahead of the fire. It is currently 30 acres and primary structures are threatened. Interagency resources on the fire are Air Attack, two Type 1 helicopters, one Type 2 helicopter, two Heavy Air Tankers, four Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT), three T2IA crews, strike team of engines and multiple overhead resources. A local type 3 incident management team has been ordered and will take over incident command on Sunday.

Public Use Restrictions and Regulated Use Closures

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, 3:44:14 PM PDT
BMIDC - Malheur National Forest, Umatilla National Forest, Wallowa Whitman National Forest have all moved to Phase A Fire Restrictions. Northeast Oregon Department of Forestry has moved to a Regulated Use Closure. Please check the Fire Restrictions link for more information.

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

Pacific Northwest Large Fire Map


"Our Mission is your Safety"

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.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation ROSS Statusing
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ROSS Statusing