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 Mountain 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.
Umatilla National Forest Closure FAQs
Sunday, September 12th, 2021, 10:56:19 AM PDT
BMIDC - With the Lick Creek Fire 100% contained and in patrol status, Umatilla National Forest officials will reopen most National Forest lands within the Lick Creek Fire footprint today. Additionally, access will be reopened into portions of the Tucannon River drainage.
For full release click here, Umatilla National Forest Closure FAQs
Umatilla National Forest to Further Reduce Area Closure
Friday, September 3rd, 2021, 8:06:41 AM PDT
BMIDC - Update: The previous map had incorrect boundary markings. The updated, correct map is shown below.
With continued reduced large fire activity across the Forest, Umatilla National Forest officials will further reduce the area closure on Saturday, Aug. 28, reopening access to more lands on the Pomeroy and Walla Walla Ranger Districts. The modified closure prohibits access to Umatilla National Forest lands surrounding the Lick Creek and Green Ridge fires on the Pomeroy Ranger District and lands surrounding the Elbow Creek Fire on the Walla Walla Ranger District. Public entry is prohibited within the areas identified in the closure, which includes lands, roads, trails and recreational facilities, as described below.
Green Ridge and Lick Creek Fires closure area boundaries include all lands east of: Forest Service Trail (FST) 3103, Forest Service Road (FSR) 46-300, FSR 46 to the junction of FSR 4610 and then from FSR 4610 to Panjab campground; lands south of FST 3139, FSR 4022 to the junction of FSR 42; lands east of FSR 42 to the Forest boundary; and south to the Oregon/Washington state border. In addition, multiple roads are closed within proximity to ongoing suppression operations, including FSR 47 and FSR 46 from the junction with FSR 4610 south to the junction of FSR 46-300, and portions of FSR 4620, FSR 4022, FSR 40-150 and FSR 40-180 remain closed. Rose Springs Sno-Park is also closed, which includes a portion of FST 3283. Midway Campground is also closed.
Elbow Creek Fire closure area boundaries include all National Forest lands east of Bear Creek; south of FSR 6222; west of FSR 6212 and to the Forest boundary on the south. In addition, portions of FSR 6212 and FSR 6222 are also closed.
Visitors planning a trip to areas within the closure should cancel any plans for the next several weeks. These areas remain closed to protect public and firefighter safety as the Forest continues to actively suppress wildfires. Hazards within the closure areas include uncontained fireline and ongoing suppression operations (such as the presence of firefighting resources, large equipment, and aircraft).
For full release, click here.
A map of the closure is shown below.
Fire Danger Decreases Across NEO ODF, Regulated Use Still in Effect
Monday, August 23rd, 2021, 11:09:54 AM PDT
BMIDC - As of 12:01 am, August 23, 2021, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has reduced the restrictions associated with Regulated-Use Closure, or Public Use Restrictions for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. Due to moderating weather and seasonal temperatures and precipitation, fire restrictions have decreased slightly.
Steve Meyer, Baker Wildland Fire Supervisor, cautions “While the recent change in the temperature and the showers that were received were welcome, it’s still August and we’re still in high fire danger. Fuel conditions are still dry, and everyone should still use abundant caution when they head out to the woods.”
While Public Use fire restrictions have decreased, Regulated Use Closure remains in effect for private, state, county, municipal, and tribal lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow, and Malheur counties.
For full release click here, Fire Danger Decreases Across NEO ODF, Regulated Use Still in Effect
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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