- Oregon Wildfire Updates, Resources and Information
Oregon Wildfire Updates, Resources and Information
Oregon Wildfire Information and Resources
Across the state, over 500,000 people have been forced to evacuate and abandon their homes due to unprecedented wildfires burning out of control. As individuals, families, and animals are forced to flee to save their lives, Visit Bend understands the importance of needed resources to help evacuees in this difficult time. This page has been created for you to provide the latest wildfire information and updates, whether you’re someone who needs assistance, wants to help, or just wants to know what’s going on with the major fires in Oregon.
Oregon Wildfire Map and Latest Updates
What’s the latest with the wildfires burning in Oregon? Several news organizations are updating live articles to help keep the public informed. Oregon Public Broadcasting and The Oregonian are a couple of the news outlets we’ve bookmarked to stay updated on information coming from the firefighters. The map below shows the fires burning and also any associated evacuation orders.
Stay Connected with Fire Officials
The major fires all have their own Facebook pages, which are being updated on a regular basis from officials on the ground. Please click through below to connect with the Facebook page associated with the fire you’re looking to learn more about.
I Want to Help.
What Can I do?
If you’re like us, you’re wondering how you can help the wildfire victims and evacuees. Because most evacuees are currently at shelters, the best thing we can do right now is to make a donation to the Red Cross, who will make sure they’ve got the resources necessary to support those displaced.
While Red Cross is serving immediate needs, three foundations around the state of Oregon have come together to create the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund for both immediate and mid-long-term needs. To donate to that fund, simply click the button below.
I had to evacuate. What Now?
Having to evacuate due to a wildfire can be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. Often times, the evacuation notices can happen in the blink of an eye, and you only have time to grab a few precious belongings. If you have to evacuate, here is a fire evacuation checklist from the Forest Service.
Once you’ve left your home behind, you’ll need to head to your nearest evacuation shelter. This map will help you determine where to go. Once you arrive, you’ll check in with a Red Cross case worker who will be there with you along the way to make sure you and your family is taken care of. At that time, you can also register into the Red Cross Safe and Well system, which is a way for people affected by a disaster to enter information regarding their welfare so family and friends can check their status.
If you’ve found yourself in Bend, and are in need of lodging, visit our main where to stay page to begin finding lodging that suits your needs. For a list of extended stay-specific properties in Bend, click here.
For whatever reason you’ve found this page, please be well and stay safe.
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