Fire Information for the Gorge

To Report a Wildfire

Two people silhouetted against a burning fire at night.Call 911 or contact Columbia Cascade Communication Center (WA-CCC) at (360) 891-5140.

Find information on current, active wildfires across the U.S. on InciWeb.

Fire Closures and Restrictions

The Columbia River Gorge is a critical transportation corridor and wildland-urban interface that 75,000 people call home, with the Cascades' rain shadow creating different fire environments in the East versus West Gorge. We do not set our own IFPLs as National Forests do, so you need to follow fire danger levels and restrictions set by the states - see below for details.

Temporary Closures Due to Wildfires

  • Indian Creek Fire 2017 -- Visit the Indian Creek Fire Inciweb page for the latest closure map and details.
  • Devil's Rest Fire 2017 -- Closure lifted as of July 13, 2017.

Scenic Area Recreation Site Restrictions

  • Check if the site you're planning to visit has campfire restrictions - select sites have a year-round prohibition. Look for signs and check kiosks when you visit.
  • Campfires are seasonally prohibited in the Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness and Eagle Creek Trail from June 1 to September 15.

State and Private Lands

Help Prevent Wildfire!

  • Do not bring fireworks or other explosive devices, including sparklers, onto federal lands.
  • When smoking, always dispose of cigarette debris in some type of an ashtray.
  • Attend campfires at all times, with water and a shovel nearby. Any time you leave the area, put out the campfire to the point it is cool to the touch. Build campfires only in cleared open areas.
  • Avoid driving and parking in tall grass or on roads with heavy fine fuels accumulations. Exhaust particles, hot exhaust pipes and hot catalytic converters can start grass fires. Maintain proper tire pressure, as exposed wheel rims can throw sparks.

CRGNSA Fire Program (CGF)

The Columbia River Gorge is a challenging and dynamic fire environment. Columbia River Gorge Fire Management employs a highly skilled and productive staff of experienced and competent wildland firefighters who follow professional standards. Interested in our fire program or how to join our team? Learn more...‚Äč

Firewise Tips for Homeowners

Did you know that, as a homeowner, you help reduce the risk of wildfire damage and loss in your neighborhood? The Firewise USA™ program provides a number of proven tools and resources to help you prepare wisely. Learn more...

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