Oregon wildfires Saturday: Details, maps, evacuation information for state’s biggest blazes – OregonLive

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Wildfires continue to rage throughout the state, although two fires did not join into one as of midday Saturday. The death toll remained at seven.

Meanwhile, 50 people remain unaccounted for in the aftermath of a blaze that leveled entire neighborhoods in the small southern Oregon towns of Phoenix and Talent.

Statewide, wildfires have burned more than a million acres, twice the yearly average over the past 10 years, in just the past week.

The Oregonian/OregonLive has compiled fire information and evacuation resources for 10 of the state’s most prominent blazes, with information updated as of Saturday afternoon. Click on each fire name to see a map and find out more about the blaze:

Beachie Creek

Location: Santiam Canyon east of Salem; southern Clackamas County

Size: 186,988 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Unknown

Evacuation resources: Marion County

The fire has yet to merge with Clackamas County’s Riverside fire, but authorities have said they still expect the blazes to combine.

Holiday Farm

Location: East of the Eugene-Springfield area

Size: 156,708 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Unknown

Evacuation resources: Lane County; Linn County

The community of Blue River was decimated early Tuesday as the Holiday Farm fire tore west along the McKenzie River and Oregon 126 in Lane County, ravaging forests, homes and mom-and-pop shops.

The fire grew to nearly 157,000 acres Friday, state officials said, and is now within several miles of Springfield and Eugene, two of Oregon’s largest cities.

Lionshead

Location: 20 miles west of Warm Springs

Size: 136,346 acres

Containment: 5%

Cause: Lightning

Evacuation resources: State dashboard

The lightning-caused fire started on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation about 14 miles west of Warm Springs and has spread to the Willamette National Forest and beyond.

Slater/Devil Fire

Location: Josephine County

Size: 142,000 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Unknown

Evacuation resources: Josephine County

Community of Happy Camp, California, and energy infrastructure are threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

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Fire commanders remain concerned Saturday about whether the Riverside fire in Clackamas County (top, center) would merge with the Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires (lower center).

Riverside

Location: Near Estacada

Size: 130,052 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Human

Evacuation resources: Clackamas County

Firefighters continue to go direct on the fire around the community of Estacada, with the help of hotshot crews and engines. Favorable weather limits the fire growth seen on the early days of the wildfire. However, conditions remain extremely dangerous with active fire across thousands of acres in and around the fire perimeter.

Archie Creek

Location: Northeast of Roseburg

Size: 115,857 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Under investigation

Evacuation resources: Douglas County

The fire is burning in the North Umpqua drainage on the west slope of the Cascades. Firefighters report progress made with structure assessments, protection of structures, use of roads, power infrastructure, and containment of fire, with fireline construction continuing.

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Two Four Two

Location: Chiloquin area

Size: 14,450 acres

Containment: 7%

Cause: Unknown

Evacuation resources: InciWeb

Fire activity increased on the northwest side of the blaze overnight, officials said, but crews minimized additional spread of the fire.

S. Obenchain

Location: Jackson County

Size: 29,432 acres

Containment: 20%

Cause: Under investigation

Evacuation resources: Jackson County

Rich Tyler, spokesman for the Oregon State Fire Marshal, said Friday that the fire continues to burn unchecked near the rural communities of Butte Falls and Shady Cove. Evacuations were ongoing. Smoke continues to prevent use of aircraft to support suppression efforts.

Thielsen

Location: Diamond Lake area

Size: 5,110 acres

Containment: 0%

Cause: Unknown

Evacuation resources: Douglas County

Ten structures have been lost in the blaze, according to fire personnel.

Almeda

Location: Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford area

Size: 3,200 acres

Containment: 50%

Cause: Being investigated as arson

Evacuation resources: Jackson County

Fifty people remain unaccounted for in the aftermath of the fire, which leveled entire neighborhoods in the small towns of Phoenix and Talent.

Tyler stressed the number of missing people is subject to change as officials work to track down displaced residents. Medford Police posted: Anyone who has information on the location of any of the listed individuals, please call 541-774-2283. This line will be staffed all evening, if there is no answer, please leave a message.

– Schmidt, Donald – 55

– Adamson, Teresa Ann – 72

– Laxson, Benjamin – 65

– Russell, Charles “John” – 61 – Found safe

– Vallarta, Debra – 78

– Johnson, James – 92 – Found safe

– Lobdell, Violet – 92

Echo Mountain Complex

Location: Lincoln County

Size: 2,435 acres

Containment: 15%

Cause: Under investigation

Evacuation resources: Lincoln County

While winds have lessened, the Echo Mountain Complex remains active. Firefighters are watching weather conditions and monitoring other factors such as relative humidity, as they relate to fire behavior.

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