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.
Consider deferring outdoor burning activities
Wednesday, October 30th, 2019, 5:15:48 PM PDT
BMIDC - La Grande, OR- Although the sunny and clear days of fall are beautiful to look at, they don’t necessarily make the best days for outdoor burning. Weather conditions over the next few days are not favorable for smoke dispersal in the region. A stable air mass does not allow smoke to mix and disperse away from populated areas. This causes poor air quality and can lead to health concerns for many people.
Please consider deferring outdoor burning activities, such as slash and debris burning until weather conditions change. For more information on smoke management in northeast Oregon, as well as current smoke management forecasts, please visit www.oregon.gov/ODF and click on the smoke management section.
http://bluemountainfireinfo.blogspot.com/ is your spot for current fire information in the Blue Mountains.
Click here for the news release.
BMIDC has switched to Winter Hours
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, 1:09:41 PM PDT
BMIDC - Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center has switched to winter hours:
Mon-Fri Staffing 0730 - 1700.
If coverage is needed beyond these hours please contact dispatch.
Oregon Department of Forestry declares an end to fire season
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, 11:41:25 AM PDT
BMIDC - La Grande, OR--As of 12:01 am, September 27, 2019, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will terminate fire season for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. This includes over 2 million acres of 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.
The Northeast Oregon District has responded to a total of 67 fires, to date, burning on ODF protected lands in 2019. There have been 50 lightning fires for a total of 49 acres. Another 17 fires were human caused and burned a total of 350 acres.
“While we have received a fair amount of precipitation around the region, there’s still a chance of fires burning well on dry and windy days. There are lots of opportunities for folks to get out and enjoy our beautiful fall, but we are still asking them to be careful. The fact that we are no longer in fire season doesn’t mean there isn’t some risk of a fire escaping.” Said Matt Hoehna, Pendleton Unit Forester.
With the termination of fire season, requirements for obtaining a burn permit for residential yard debris burning and burn barrels are no longer in effect. Terminating fire season does not relieve landowners or forest operators of lawful responsibilities concerning the safe burning of debris or slash piles.
The Northeast Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry would like to thank all of our landowners, forest operators, the public and interagency partners for their efforts in fire prevention, detection and suppression activities this season.
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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