2018 Northwest Fire Statistics to Date 7/24/2018
Approximately 361,437 reported acres were affected by wildfire in the Northwest (NW):
231,577 acres in Oregon and 130,860 acres in Washington. There were a total of 1395* reported fires in the NW Geographic Area: 610 in Oregon: human-caused 294 (48%), lightning-caused 316 (52%) 785 in Washington: human-caused 706 (90%), lightning-caused 79 (10%) There were 46 fires meeting large fire** criteria: 25 in Oregon and 21 in Washington.
Incident Management Teams from the NW (Type 1, Type 2, ODF, OSFM & NIMO) have been mobilized 20 times.
To date, a total of 38,904 lightning strikes have been recorded. The largest number of strikes occurring in one day was 8,273 (recorded on 6/20)
To date, in Oregon the largest fire/complex is the Boxcar for a total of 100,207 acres.
The largest fire/complex to date in Washington is the Boylston at 71,200 acres.
The estimated total firefighting cost to date exceeds $57,055,800; this includes $43,353,067*** in Oregon and $13,702,733*** in Washington.
In Oregon, fires affected 1,595 acres of Sage-Grouse habitat: Very high priority habitat = 0 High priority habitat = 0 acres Moderate habitat = 1,595 acres In Washington, fires affected 1,632 acres of Sage-Grouse habitat
*OR & WA individual counts may not equal NW total. NW dispatch offices report for small portions of neighboring states. **To be considered a “large fire”, a wildfire must be at least 100 acres in timber or 300 acres in grass or brush. ***not all costs have been reported
Source Credit: Northwest Coordination Center