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.
Firewood season ends for the winter on the Umatilla National Forest
Monday, November 25th, 2019, 12:04:35 PM PST
BMIDC - PENDLETON, Ore. Ė Personal-use firewood cutting on the Umatilla National Forest will end Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Firewood permits will not be available again until May 2020.
The public is asked to take additional precautions when cutting firewood late in the fall when road and soil conditions become slick, soggy and saturated. Firewood cutters should be prepared for winter weather conditions. Mountain travel will require extreme care to avoid getting stuck in the mud or snow and causing resource damage to the land and vegetation.
For full release click here, Firewood Season Ends For The Winter On The Umatilla 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 donít 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.
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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