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.
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.
Birch Creek Fire Update 9/19/2020
Sunday, September 20th, 2020, 10:59:08 AM PDT
Pendleton, OR - Containment lines continue to hold despite increased winds yesterday on the Birch Creek Fire, which is burning on the North Fork John Day Ranger District west of the junctions of Forest Service Road (FSR) 54 with FSR 5412 and FSR 5411, approximately 12 miles northeast of Ukiah, Oregon.
The Birch Creek Fire is approximately 32 acres and is now 75% contained. The change in acreage is due to better mapping. Yesterday fire behavior primarily consisting of smoldering and creeping. Firefighters continued to improve containment lines and completed mop up activities further into the interior of the fire perimeter. Mopping up includes searching for pockets of heat, digging out the heat source, and cooling with water. Additionally, heavy equipment finished building contingency lines to provide additional protection for private lands to the southwest. Today, firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines and conduct mop up activities. There are pockets of unburned fuel within the interior of the fire, which may produce smoke as the fire moves through those areas. The Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition command of the fire back to the North Fork John Day Ranger District on Sunday, Sept. 20. This will be the final daily update unless conditions change.
For full release click here, Birch Creek Fire Update
For Revised Birch Creek Emergency Fire Area Closure Map, Click Here
Wallowa-Whitman National forest Reduces Public Use Restrictions to Phase B
Friday, September 257th, 2020, 8:28:46 AM PDT
Baker City, OR - Effective today, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has reduced Public Use Restrictions from Phase C to Phase B, which will permit campfires in wilderness and established fire pits in developed recreation areas. Forest fire managers impose restrictions on forest visitors only as necessary. While the threat of wildfire is still present, weather and fuels conditions have improved enough to reduce the probability of a major fire.
Phase B is the second level of wildfire-prevention restrictions, generally implemented when the fire danger is high. PURs are phased in as conditions warrant and may differ from forest to forest. Restrictions under Phase B include:
For full release click here, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Reduces PURs to Phase B
For Phase B PUR Poster, Click Here
Umatilla National Forest Public Use Restrictions Increase To Phase B
Monday, August 17th, 2020, 2:51:31 PM PDT
BMIDC - Umatilla National Forest officials will implement Phase B Public Use Restrictions at 12:01 a.m. (pacific time) on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, due to high fire danger, the potential for human-caused fires, and concern for public safety. The increased restrictions pertain to the use of campfires, smoking, chainsaws, internal combustion engines, and generators.
Beginning Tuesday, campfires will ONLY be allowed in designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Liquefied or bottled gas stoves and heaters are allowed for cooking and heating. A list of designated recreation sites is available on the forestís website.
For full release click here, Umatilla National Forest Public Use Restrictions Increase To Phase B
For PDF version, Umatilla Nation Forest Phase B Poster click here, Umatilla National Forest Phase B Poster
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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