Fire information for the Northwest

Smoke at Umpqua National Forest in Oregon

National Interagency Fire Center and InciWeb
The National Interagency Fire Center and InciWeb posts fire information for large scale fires in the US. As of 10 April 2020, throughout the US there have been over 4.7 million wildland acres burned in large fires.

Alaska and nearby areas
Alaska Wildland Fire Information
Alaska Wildfires: Past and Present, a map
Wildland Smoke Prediction for Alaska
Air quality from State of Alaska Division of Air Quality : Advisories and information
Emergency information from the Yukon

Idaho Smoke Blog
Wildland Fire Smoke & Your Health - ID Department of Health and Welfare

Oregon Smoke Blog
Wildland fires & Your Health - OR Department of Environmental Quality
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center – fire information for OR & WA
Air Quality Map
Advanced Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer

Washington Smoke Blog
Northwest Interagency Coordination Center – fire information for OR & WA
Department of Ecology Wildfire Information
Department of Health Smoke from Fires- FAQ on smoke, health & safety
Washington Smoke Map

Era of Megafires
Highly destructive megafires have been on the rise throughout the Western United States. Dr. Paul Hessburg with the Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and his team have been working to understand why this is occurring. Click here to read more about the Era of Megafires or watch Paul give a TEDxBend talk about “Living (Dangerously) in an Era of Megafires”.

Post-fire management practices
Southwest Post fire: resource manager tool kit
Managing Forests After Fire
Burned Area Emergency Response
Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris-Flow Hazards
Water Quality after a Wildfire
Stream Water Quality: Learning from Front Range Wildfires
Lessons Learned: Wildfires in California's Wildland-Urban Interface StoryMap