Fire Danger is HIGH

The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.

Black Butte Ranch Police Department

3885 Bishops Cap near East Meadow Gate
Non – emergency dispatch 541-693-6911
Office 541-595-2191
Officer on Duty DIRECT 541-668-4058


Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire Protection District

13511 Hawks Beard and Bishop’s Cap
Non – emergency dispatch 541-693-6911
EMT’s and First Aid Room 541-595-2288



There are no fires currently threatening the Ranch.  Check our webcam below for current conditions.

Regional fire information is available here: | Twitter at |

Be safe… if it’s smokey, stay inside and wear an N95 type mask if you need to go out.
Pollutants in smoke can cause burning eyes…runny nose…aggravate heart and lung diseases…and aggravate other serious health problems. Limit outdoor activities and keep children indoors if it is smoky. Please follow medical advice if you have a heart or lung condition.
Watch this video for tips and precautions to keep you and your family safe when it’s smoky outside:

Central Oregon Air Quality Map

Central Oregon Air Quality 

This graph below displays the air quality at Black Butte Ranch for the past 24 hours.   The sensor is located at the General Store.  To check on air quality in the surrounding Central Oregon area, click on the map above.

Contact: Central Oregon Fire Information Desk | 541-316-7711 | | Central Oregon Fire
Twitter: @CentralORFire


KTVZ Fire Alert  |  Nugget News |


Many official sources of information are using social media for timely updates.   

BBR Fire Department   |  BBR Fire Facebook

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Twitter Feed

BBR Police Department |BBR Police Facebook

Jefferson Co. Sheriff  Facebook | Deschutes Co. Sheriff Facebook

Twitter: @CentralORFire

Deschutes County Evacuation Hotline: (541) 550-4850



Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Central Oregon Fire Information

Central Oregon Fire Information  Usually up to date fire information in our area.  |  Central Oregon Fire Twitter Feed

 Text: COFIRE to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed burn alerts

Current map including evacuations:

Deschutes 911 – The Deschutes Alert System (DAS) can be used to notify the public with important information during an emergency.

USFS U.S. Forest Service-Deschutes National Forest Facebook Page

Project Wildfire Evacuation Information


ODF statewide wildfire blog  | ODF  Oregon Dept. of Forestry Central Oregon Twitter Feed | ODF Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook

State of Oregon Fire and HotSpots Dashboard

InciWeb  Shows maps, size, containment and progress being made on specific fires.


Tripcheck –  Highway Closures


The Red Cross opens shelters as needed in Sisters, Oregon.
  • Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.
  • The Red Cross partners with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.
  • Large animals are usually sheltered at the Deschutes County Fairground in Redmond.

Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Information…

Central Oregon Air Quality Network Map  |

Emergency Preparedness Things to Do

The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.

Sign up for Deschutes County Emergency Text Alerts. You will be among the first to know the latest emergency updates and evacuation notifications. Be sure to use your Black Butte Ranch street address, and include local and cell phone numbers.

 1. BBR Text Alerts
Text 888777 and type in BBRALERTS to opt into a messaging program from Deschutes County 911. BBRALERTS will push out information regarding emergencies in our area, focused primarily on wildfire information. Please opt into this important communication resource. and tell everyone who is coming onto the Ranch to text 888777 and type in BBRALERTS.

2.  Central Oregon Emergency Information Network. (CEOIN)
SIGN UP to receive CEOIN information and alerts here.


Download the app to your smartphone today. The BBR Mobile App has all the information you’ll need to know while you’re here. Features include:

  • What to: Do Current Activities and the Activity Guide | Resort Map under Things to Do tab
  • How to Get There: Map & Wayfinding with Google | Ping your location – get directions to homes & outlets | Found under the Directions tab
  • Weather & Webcam
  • Emergency Information

Learn more >>


In the event of an emergency, and the Ranch is classified as a LEVEL 1, the Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will go into effect.  During an emergency, we make every effort to communicate with BBR property owners. Your well being and our surrounding communities are important to us. Our priority is our homeowner, guest and employee safety, and will be monitoring the situation and in constant contact with authorities.

We will update communications via these channels as the situation changes.

  1. WEBSITE:  This Emergency Updates webpage will be the primary conduit for Ranch information. (Click the Emergency Updates or Fire Safety link at the bottom of each BBR webpage for easy access.) This page will include links to official sources of information.
  2. EMAIL: Subscribe to the View from the Ranch email list for owners, for important news items that are sent as needed to BBR owners.
  3. VOICE MESSAGE  Emergency phone message line 541.595.1502 (Levels 2+)
  4. CHANNEL 3:  Bend Broadband Cable Channel 3 (on Ranch only) will provide info sources | The same info will be available on the displays at the outlets.
  5. PHONE: Welcome Center (General Information) 541.595.1252

Should an evacuation become necessary, our BBR Police and Fire departments will work in conjunction with the Deschutes Co. Sheriff’s department, Search and Rescue and other agencies to assist.

You should also sign up for the Deschutes County Emergency Alert System

(Courtesy of Nationwide Insurance)

  1. People and Pets (And other livestock too)
  2. Papers (Important documents)
  3. Prescriptions (Medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.)
  4. Pictures (Irreplaceable memories)
  5.  Personal Computer, Phone, other electronics

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s office is in charge of evacuations.  Call  at 541-693-6911.

The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.

Deschutes County Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1:  means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2: “GET SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL  3:  means”GO” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

What’s it like at the Ranch?

The Web Cam at Black Butte Ranch looks southwest towards North Sister and Black Crater near the Lodge. Located in the heart of the Central Oregon Cascades.  The web cam sits at an elevation of 3,339 feet.  This image refreshes every 20 minutes. To view the latest image, hit Refresh. (CTL F5)