Oregon wildfires: More than 1,600 homes destroyed – KGW.com

Oregon wildfires: More than 1,600 homes destroyed  KGW.com

Here’s a breakdown on some of the wildfires burning in Oregon, including acreage, containment and evacuation maps.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Dozens of wildfires continue to burn throughout Oregon including a few in the Portland metro and surrounding areas. Two huge fires, the Beachie Creek Fire in Marion County and the Riverside Fire in Clackamas County, have burned hundreds of thousands of acres and forced people to evacuate their homes. 

Officials said earlier this week the two fires remain about one mile apart and a merger of the two is not imminent.

Last week, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said more than 40,000 Oregonians had evacuated their communities and an estimated 500,000 people statewide were under some level of evacuation orders because of wildfires. Some of those people have since been allowed to return to their homes.

Air quality throughout the state has also been poor due to smoke from all the fires.

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Below is a breakdown on some of the wildfires burning in Oregon, including acreage, containment and evacuation maps.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Fires burning in Oregon and Washington

Oregon (statewide)

Information provided by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, as of Wednesday, Sept. 16: 

  • Deaths: 8
  • Missing persons: 12
  • Sheltered persons: 3,927
  • Acres burned: About 1 million
  • Residences destroyed: 1,616
  • Other structures destroyed: 1,461

RELATED: These Oregon areas are under evacuation right now

Clackamas County

Riverside Fire

  • Acres: 135,956
  • Containment: 3%
  • Start date: Sept. 8
  • Cause: Human-caused
  • Location: Half-mile southeast of Estacada
  • Evacuations: Click here for map

Marion County

Beachie Creek Fire

  • Acres: 191,238
  • Containment: 20%
  • Start date: Aug. 16
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: Santiam Canyon, west of Detroit
  • Evacuations: Click here for map 

Lionshead Fire

Washington County

Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Fire 

  • Acres: 875
  • Containment: 100%
  • Cause: Human-caused
  • Location: North of Newberg
  • Evacuations: Click here for map

RELATED: Chehalem Mountain-Bald Peak Fire in Washington County caused by campfire on private property

Lane County

Holiday Farm Fire

  • Acres: 167,422
  • Containment: 8%
  • Start date: Sept. 7
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: East of Eugene
  • Evacuations: Click here for map

Lincoln County

Echo Mountain Complex Fire 

  • Acres: 2,552
  • Containment: 40%
  • Start date: Sept. 7
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: 4 miles east of Lincoln City
  • Evacuations: Click here for latest info

Southern Oregon

Almeda Drive Fire

South Obenchain Fire

  • Acres: 32,814
  • Containment: 25%
  • Start date: Sept. 8
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: 5 miles east of Eagle Point
  • Evacuations: Click here for map

Archie Creek Fire

  • Acres: 125,489
  • Containment: 20%
  • Start date: Sept. 9
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: Northeast of Glide
  • Evacuations: Click here for map 

Southwest Washington

Big Hollow Fire

  • Acres: 22,153
  • Containment: 15%
  • Start date: Sept. 8
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Location: 7 miles southeast of Cougar
  • Evacuations: Click here for map