Keeping Up with Northwest Wildfire Status

Social Media Resources for Forest Fires in the Northwest US

Wildfire in an Idaho Forest
Getty Images/Wallace Garrison

The wildfire season in the Northwest, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming, grows longer each year. Wildfire can take off suddenly and unexpectedly. Not only can it impact your outdoor recreation plans, it can cause road closures and impact traffic flow far from the actual fire. For the most up-to-the-minute status, warnings, and alerts, subscribe to one or more of these social media resources.

On Twitter:

BLM Idaho Fire
In addition to current status, this Twitter feed addresses fire season preparation, capabilities, and education.

National Interagency Fire Center
The NIFC tweets will keep you informed of major wildfire activity throughout the US.

Montana FWP
Get the latest tweets about what's going on in Montana state lands and with Montana wildlife.

ODF Southwest Oregon
The latest wildfire information for Jackson and Josephine counties, from the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Washington DNR Fire
Up-to-the-minute wildfire restrictions, warnings, and status from the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

On Facebook:

Idaho Forest Product Commission
Get the latest information specific to activities in Idaho forest lands.

National Interagency Fire Center
Get the latest on forest and wildfires in the Northwest and around the United States.

Oregon Department of Forestry
Current status and alerts for the forests and wildlands in Oregon.

Smokey Bear
Helping spread the word on how to prevent wildfires.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Get the latest on fire threats and natural resources issues in the state of Washington.

Most national forests and national parks have their own presence on Facebook and Twitter, which will help you keep up to date on the latest wildfire status on those lands, along with other current alerts and conditions.