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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.


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.
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.

News

Public Use Restrictions lifted on the Umatilla National Forest Important News!

Friday, October 15th, 2021, 8:44:44 AM PDT
BMIDC - PENDLETON, Ore. (October 14, 2021) – Recent precipitation and cooler weather conditions across the Umatilla National Forest has decreased fire danger, prompting fire managers to lift all public use restrictions pertaining to recreational chainsaw use, smoking, and off-road travel, effective 12 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2021.

For full news release,click here

Umatilla National Forest Reduces Fire Closures To Limited Number Of Roads/Green Ridge Fire Update Important News!

Monday, October 4th, 2021, 12:00:46 PM PDT
Pendleton, OR - Umatilla National Forest Reduces Fire Closures To Limited Number Of Roads

With increased containment and reduced fire activity on the Forest, Umatilla National Forest officials will reopen National Forest lands on Wednesday, Oct. 6, leaving five roads temporarily closed to public access on the Pomeroy Ranger District. All closures associated with the Elbow Creek Fire on the Walla Walla Ranger District have been lifted.

The remaining closures are in effect to protect public and firefighter safety. Hazards along the closed roads include burned or dead trees, erosion, unstable road or trail surfaces, uncontained fireline and ongoing suppression operations (such as the presence of firefighting resources or large equipment). Public entry is prohibited on the roads as identified in the closure and described below.

For full release with maps, click here.

Green Ridge Fire Update

Green Ridge Fire Statistics: Size: 43,694 acres, Containment: 61%, Total Personnel: 22, Location: 30 miles east of Walla Walla, Reported: July 7, 2021, Cause: Lightning.

Current Situation: Fire behavior continues to be minimal, particularly with recent cooler temperatures and some light precipitation over the fire. Interior smokes remain visible as unburned fuels are consumed, primarily on the southwest corner of the fire near Godman Guard Station and to the south and southeast within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. Firefighters continue to patrol and mop up all containment lines on the west, north and eastern edges of the fire. Where containment lines are secured, firefighters are also completing suppression repair in the Clearwater Look Out area based on identified rehabilitation needs (such as constructing water bars to help reduce erosion potential and mastication to improve roadways used for containment lines). Crews also continue backhauling (returning) equipment that is no longer needed for suppression operations.

For full Green Ridge Fire Update, click here.

Vale District Bureau Of Land Management Lifts Fire Restrictions, Encourages Fire Safety Important News!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, 7:52:40 AM PDT
Vale, OR - Vale District Bureau of Land Management is lifting local fire restrictions effective Oct. 1, but a regional fire prevention order will remain in place through Oct. 31.

Shorter days, cooler temperatures and sporadic precipitation have combined to reduce the risk of wildfires, but have not eliminated the risk, Fire Mitigation Specialist Al Crouch said.

“Just because it's a little cooler, doesn't mean it's not dry,” Crouch said. “Lifting restrictions doesn't mean that wildfires can't ignite or that fire season is over. Historically, we have experienced some large fires in the fall,which typically occur on warm windy days.”

For full release, click here.

Click here, For Bureau of Land Management Oregon/Washington Fire Prevention Order.

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.

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"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.

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