The National Wildfire Coordinating group maintains this official online database of active and inactive fires across the United States. This database is updated minute by minute with detailed data on wildfires in the United States. You can display incidents by state, age, status and type. The individual reports on incidents include a summary of the situation, contact information, a map, images and links to news releases.
The Oregon department of Forestry and the United States department of Forestry also maintain their own websites devoted to wildfires in the state.
- Oregon Department of Forestry This site has information on Oregon forest closures as well as information on rules and regulations relating to fire in Oregon’s forests.
- United State Department of Agriculture Forest Service: Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests This website has an extensive listing of alerts and information relating to lands in and around the state’s national forests. In particular the alerts and links listed on the right side of the page are very useful.
Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 477
This is the statute that governs the fire protection of forests and vegetation in the state of Oregon. Some highlights include
- ORS 477.066 – The Duty of an owner to conduct fire abatement
- ORS 477.510 – Acts prohibited during fire season