Share with Us. Social media rumors have caused issues for Oregon law enforcement this week. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Be Truthful. Error! As of this morning the half-dozen fires in the complex had burned a total of 851 acres and were 53 percent contained, according to fire officials. Oakridge Fire and EMS is a combination career and volunteer fire department that provides fire … “Old-growth fires put off a lot of smoke,” she said. In Lane County, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency provides interactive access to data from air monitors in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Florence and Oakridge. The cause of the fire and the extent of injuries, if any, are not yet known. Interactive map shows current Oregon wildfires and evacuation zones. There was an error processing your request. As temperatures drop tonight the smoke probably will settle in and blanket Central Oregon, with people likely being able to smell it, she said. Keep it Clean. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Firefighters are bracing for similar fire behavior Thursday, which could lead to more smoke in Central Oregon. Smoke from a series of fires called the Deception Complex filled the western sky in Bend near sundown, turning the sunset blood red. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Winds this evening are blowing smoke from wildfires near Oakridge over the Cascades into Central Oregon. "RAPTOR is a web mapping application that allows users to display data from various resources onto a single map. Smoke for wildfires burning southwest of Oakridge is making for some hazy conditions in eastern Lane County on Monday. The fires caused level III evacuation orders, in which residents are told to leave now, for 85 homes between 6 and 7 p.m. About an hour later the evacuation order was lowered to a level II warning, in which residents are told to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Be Proactive. - A house fire in Oakridge turned deadly last Friday. Smoke from fires near Oakridge pours into Central Oregon, Dispatchers take flurry of phone calls reporting possible fire, See the winners of Central Oregon's Cutest Pets. The Central Oregon Fire Information website is supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior — Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. that is degrading to another person. The fires in the Deception Complex are burning in old-growth timber, McHugh said. Richard Bacon / The BulletinSmoke from the Deception Complex, a series of wildfires burning near Oakridge, fills the sky Wednesday in Bend at twilight. Hundreds of homes in Oregon are gone as growing wildfires, fueled in part by strong winds, "substantially destroyed" sections of several communities, Gov. Oakridge Willamette Pass (including snow levels) River Hazard Warnings. For a regional view, the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center maintains a map of large fires in the Pacific Northwest. "This map includes information about what is going on currently within our area. Oakridge Fire says the call came in around 8:30 in the morning. Explore more of Central Oregon with a subscription to The Bulletin. person will not be tolerated. In response to the smoke, the Central Oregon Intergency Dispatch Center received a flurry of calls, said a dispatcher at the center in Prineville. Oakridge is a small community with a population of 3,500. Current Fire Conditions Today, more than a quarter-million homes in Oregon are at high risk from wildfire. You have permission to edit this article. McHugh said they wouldn’t know new numbers until Thursday morning. It can be hard to comprehend the magnitude of the crisis. racist or sexually-oriented language. Oakridge police called for assistance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Social media rumors have caused issues for Oregon law enforcement this week. This 10-second exposure was shot with a fisheye lens. The Fire Department is a combination department consisting of full-time career staff under IAFF Local 851, part-time staff and volunteers that operate … Threats of harming another Workers at the Middle Fork Ranger District Office in Westfir also left early for the day after a spot fire started close by, McHugh said.