2020 Clackamas Basin Wildfires
The 2020 wildfire season was one of the most destructive seasons on record in the state of Oregon. There is a complex relationship between climate change, forest management, urban development and wildfires in the Western US—prompting concern from stakeholders in Clackamas River Basin.
According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, as of 10/2, there have been nearly 2000 wildfires, during this 2020 fire season, burning more than 1 million cumulative acres. Fire crews are still working to contain six major fires—Riverside, Beachie Creek, Lionshead, Holiday Farm, Archie Creek and Slater wildfires.
Explore the 2020 Oregon wildfire perimeters using the interactive web map below.
Map Credit: NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System, National Interagency Fire Center and ESRI.
Last Updated on 9/22/20
The Riverside Fire was first reported in the early morning on Tuesday September 8th, 2020. The wildfire quickly grew in size due to extreme fire weather conditions and high winds. Numerous evacuations are active in and around Estacada, OR and nearby communities in Clackamas County. This page will be updated as new developments occur.
Riverside Fire Perimeter - 9/28/20
The Lionshead fire started in Lionshead Canyon by lightning on August 16, 2020 on the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation approximately 14 miles west of the Warm Springs community. A historic windstorm arrived in the area on Monday, September 7th, and spread the fire west onto the National Forest. Incident Commander Dan Dallas’s Rocky Mountain Interagency Incident Management Team #1 [Type 1] assumed command of the fire Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.