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.
Area Agencies Increase FDRA's, IFPL's, and PUR's
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, 11:03:30 AM PDT
BMIDC - Umatilla National Forest (UMNF) has increased Fire Danger Rating Areas (FDRAís), Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPLís) and Public Use Restrictions (PURís). FDRA 3 and FDRA 6 has moved to high fire danger. IFPL units Umatilla North, Umatilla South, and Emily have moved to IFPL level 2. In addition the UMNF has moved to phase A PURís.
For full release click here, PURs Move to Phase A on the UMNF
Summer weather has finally arrived on the Northeast Oregon District - Oregon Department of Forestry. Current hot and dry conditions are expected to persist throughout the area for the foreseeable future. This has prompted Oregon Department of Forestry fire managers to institute public use restrictions on lands protected by ODF in northeast Oregon. Preventing human caused fires is the objective of the fire prevention measures. ODF will institute a set of fire prevention measures in a Regulated-Use Closure starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday July 18, 2018. These restrictions affect private, state, county, municipal, and tribal forestlands protected by ODF. The public use restrictions consist of the following:
For full release click here, Oregon Department of Forestry Officials Raise PURís in Response to Weather Conditions
Public Use Restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels to increase forest wide. Due to increased fire danger and dry weather conditions across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Public Use Restrictions (PURs) will move to ďPhase AĒ and Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPLs) will be increased to IFPL II effective Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. (PDT).
For full release click here, Public Use Restrictions and Industrial Fire Precaution Level to Increase Forest Wide
For Phase A PUR Poster click here, Phase A Public-Use Restrictions
Vale District BLM Fire Prevention Order Goes Into Effect 7/14/2018
Monday, July 9th, 2018, 4:15:27 PM PDT
BMIDC - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) are temporarily prohibiting some activities and uses of public and project lands during periods of high fire danger. This regulation is necessary to protect natural resources and the publicís health and safety.
Beginning on July 14 and will remain in effect until rescinded.
These orders will apply to all public lands administered by the Vale District BLM and project lands under the jurisdiction of BOR. These agencies have determined that these orders are necessary to protect natural resources and provide for public safety.
For full order, click here, Vale Fire Restrictions 2018
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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