Oregon Wildfire Map & Tracker
To help residents stay safe and monitor local wildfire activity, Frontline Wildfire Defense is happy to provide access to this Oregon wildfire map and tracker. Use this map to keep tabs on nearby wildfire activity so that you can be prepared in the event that your home or community becomes subject to any dangers. This map and tracker is also available on the Frontline Wildfire Defense App, available on both (Android and iOS).
To learn more about how you can protect yourself, your family, and your home from wildfires, contact our team at Frontline Wildfire Defense today.
About This Map
This Oregon wildfire map shows the areas affected by major wildfires around Oregon and tracks the movement of these fires. This map is updated daily but does not display real-time information. Additionally, this map does not indicate evacuation routes.
- Location Search. Type your location into the search bar to see wildfire information near you. You can also freely zoom and scroll around the map to explore nearby areas.
- Incident Updates. Fire icons accompanied by names of fires indicate active wildfire incidents. Click on these icons to see more information, like timestamps.
- Perimeters.Light red overlays with dark red outlines indicate fire perimeters—that is, the total area affected by a specific fire. Keep in mind that this map is not updated in real-time and should not be relied on for precise wildfire coverage.
- Hotspots. Bright red dots highlight thermal hotspots, which can potentially lead to wildfires. Note that these may be indicative of other heat events as well, such as volcanic activity.
- National Coverage. While this is an Oregon wildfire map, you can use this tracker to view wildfire activity around the country as well.
Download Our App
Download the Frontline Wildfire Defense app to gain access to tools and resources to control your Frontline Wildfire Defense system on any mobile device. You can also use the app to access the Oregon wildfire map, so you can track wildfire activity while away from home.
- Active wildfire tracking.
- Remote system activation.
- Run system tests.
- Frontline Wildfire Defense system monitoring.
Wildfire News & Resources
Oregon Fire Season
Oregon’s peak fire season typically runs from July through October, sometimes extending into November and December. As climate change continues to worsen and create prime conditions for wildfires to spread, the Oregon wildfire season is likely to grow in the coming years, starting earlier and ending later. As such, it’s important to take precautions and track wildfire activity year-round to ensure your safety.
What Causes Wildfires?
Oregon’s rainy climate helps to suppress wildfires for much of the year, but historically, it hasn’t been enough to rid the state of the dangers presented by wildfires. Dry periods during the summer and early fall combined with high winds and excessive vegetation create ideal conditions for wildfires to grow and spread throughout the region. Here are a few of the most common causes of wildfires in Oregon:
- Burning Embers: Drifting embers from burning debris and other small fires can be carried by wind for several miles without extinguishing. These embers can then start fires by landing on dry, fire-prone materials and vegetation.
- Power Lines: Fallen power lines have caused some of the deadliest wildfires in United States history and are responsible for several fires in Oregon over the past several years.
- Campfires: Unattended campfires are a common cause of wildfires. Fires left behind by irresponsible campers can ignite nearby vegetation, leading to fires that spread uncontrollably under the right conditions.
- Other Events: There are several other causes of wildfires, including lightning strikes, cigarettes, intentional fires, and other events.
Protect Your Home from Wildfire
There are several steps you can take to help protect yourself and your home from dangerous wildfires, including:
- Use Fire-Resistant Building Materials.Fire-resistant building materials, like concrete and fire-rated glass, can help protect your home against damages caused by wildfires. Learn more about building with fire-resistant materials here.
- Create Defensible Space. Remove flammable objects, vegetation, and practice responsible landscaping to create a defensible space around your home. This helps reduce the risk of a wildfire consuming your home or its surrounding property. Learn more about creating a defensible space here.
- Wildfire Sprinkler System. The Frontline Wildfire Defense systemhelps protect against wildfires by proactively hydrating the outside of your home and landscape to prevent ignition due to drifting embers.
About Frontline Wildfire Defense
The Frontline Wildfire Defense system is an exterior home fire sprinkler system that covers your home and property with a biodegradable firefighting foam. Proactive hydration before immediate threat protects your property from flying embers, the cause of 90% of homes destroyed by wildfire.
- Remote activation for 24/7 protection from anywhere
- Built-in battery backup and satellite communication
- Environmentally friendly and biodegradable Class A foam
- Municipal, well, pool and emergency water tank supply options
- Wildfire tracking and system activation using the Frontline app
For more information on how Frontline Wildfire Defense can help safeguard your home, contact us today for a free consultation.