Fire Closures on the Willamette National Forest

Detailed updates on large, active wildfires are on InciWeb, the clearinghouse for major national incidents. Below is an overview of wildfires on the Willamette National Forest with current closure orders. View 2020 fire-related closures.


2021 Wildfires on the Willamette National Forest
 

A map that shows all of the fire-related closure areas on the Willamette National Forest

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Hardesty Fire

Start Date: August 8, 2021

District: Middle Fork Ranger District

Overview: The Hardesty Fire is located on the south side of Lookout Point Reservoir, southeast of Lowell. This fire is nearly contained and the closure is in place to uphold public and firefighter safety as firefighters are utilizing the area for access.

Closure Information: No closures. The closure was terminated on September 2, 2021.

Updated September 2, 2021
 

Knoll Fire

A plume of smoke is seen from a road through a forest.Start Date: August 5, 2021

District: McKenzie River Ranger District

Overview: The Knoll Fire is located between Highway 126 and Deer Creek Road along FS Road 2654 - approximately seven miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. Lightning caused.

Incident Contacts:

Closure Information: For specific closed roads and recreation sites, please visit the Knoll Fire closure order and map.

Updated August 31, 2021
 

Washington Ponds Fire

A lightning strike in the forest. Burnt trees are around a burn spot.Start Date: August 2, 2021

District: McKenzie River Ranger District

Overview: The Washington Ponds Fire was located approximately 2 miles south of Big Lake in the Mt. Washington Wilderness.

Closure Information: No closures. The closure was terminated on August 13.

 

Middle Fork Complex Fire (Including Kwis Fire)

A plume of smoke is visible above tall pine trees. A gravel road leads to the smoke.(A Complex is two or more individual fire incidents in the same geographical location assigned to a single incident commander or unified command)

Start Date: July 27-29, 2021

District: Middle Fork Ranger District

Overview: Fires within the Complex are Devils Canyon, Elephant Rock, Gales, Journey, Kwis, Larison Cove, Ninemile, Packard, Symbol Rock, Warble, Way and Winfall. Firefighters are managing these fires as the Middle Fork Complex.  The most active fire in the complex is the Gales Creek Fire, located south of Forest Road 18 near the 1835 Road. The Kwis Fire is the closest fire to Oakridge.  It is located south of Forest Road 24 near Salmon Creek.

Incident Contacts:

Closure information: For specific closed roads and recreation sites, please visit:

Updated September 15, 2021

 

Bruler Fire

A mountain range has smoke in the background with blue skies.Start Date: July 12, 2021

District: Sweet Home Ranger District

Overview: The fire is located near the junction of Forest Road 11 (Straight Creek Road/Quartzville Road) and Forest Road 1133 - approximately 9 miles south of Detroit Lake.

Incident Contacts:

Closure information: For specific closed roads and recreation sites, please visit the Bruler Fire closure order and map.

Updated August 10, 2021
 


2021 Fires Located on Adjacent National Forests with Closures that Affect the Willamette National Forest


Rough Patch Complex Fire (Umpqua National Forest and Willamette National Forest)

A plume of smoke is visible on a mountain side. Blue skies with some white clouds,(A Complex is two or more individual fire incidents in the same geographical location assigned to a single incident commander or unified command)

Start Date: July 27, 2021

Forest: Umpqua National Forest

Overview:  A complex of 19 fires north of Glide, Oregon.

Incident Contacts:

Closure Information: Although the fire is located on the Umpqua National Forest, a small portion of the closure is on the southern part of the Willamette National Forest. For specific closed roads and recreation sites, please visit the Rough Patch Complex Fire closure order and map.

Updated August 13, 2021
 

Bull Complex Fire (Mt. Hood National Forest and Willamette National Forest)

Smoke is visible through a tree covered hillside(A Complex is two or more individual fire incidents in the same geographical location assigned to a single incident commander or unified command)

Start Date: August 2, 2021

Forest: Mt. Hood National Forest

Overview: Located 12 miles northeast of Detroit, Oregon. There are five fires active in this complex: Janus, Cola, Ridge, Round Lake, Ogre Creek. Lightning caused. 

Incident Contacts:

Closures: Bull Complex Fire closures on National Forest System lands, roads, and trails within the Clackamas River Ranger District, Mt. Hood National Forest. Forest closures are still in effect from the 2020 Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires (map) within the Willamette National Forest. 

Updated August 16, 2021

 



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Updated August 10, 2021





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