Fire Management

REPORT A WILDFIRECall 9-1-1 or contact Columbia Cascade Communication Center (WA-CCC) at 360-891-5140.

Fire restrictions

  • Beginning Friday, July 12 fire restrictions are in effect on Mt. Hood National ForestAll campfires, charcoal or briquette fires, pellet fires, or any other open fires are prohibited under a Forest Order, including in developed campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves, lanterns, and heating devices using liquefied or bottled fuel, such as propane, are still allowed as they can be instantly switched off. Read the Forest Order here.Fire Restrictions
  • Fireworks and explosives (including explosive targets) are prohibited year-round on national forest lands. 

What are Fire & Public Use Restrictions?

When fuel moistures and weather conditions create increased wildfire potential on Mt. Hood National Forest, public fire restrictions are put in place. These fire restrictions help reduce the chance of human-caused wildfire starts. 

Most wildfires in Oregon are caused by humans. Usually, when entering fire restrictions, Mt. Hood bans all campfires, but allows the use of propane stoves and other devices with instant "off" switches. Restrictions can affect where you are allowed to smoke, the types of roads you can travel, and if you are allowed to have a campfire. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Campfire restrictions exist year-round in these specific areas:

Fire Danger & Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 

Fire Danger High

Fire Danger rating is currently HIGH. Learn more about Fire Danger Levels

Map showing fire regions

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels (IFPLs) apply to permitted, commercial, and industrial operations on federal land. IFPLs also apply to firewood cutting. Check out current firewood information here.             

View an IFPL Unit Map.                                                                              

Protection Unit

 

IFPL
(Levels I thru IV)

What's an IFPL?

Fire Danger Rating

What are Fire Danger Ratings?

Barlow & Hood River Ranger Districts
(EAST of Hwys 26 & 35)

II

High

Clackamas River & Zigzag Ranger Districts

II

High

Bull Run Watershed

II

High

Hood River Ranger District
(WEST of Hwy 35)

II

High

Fire Information Resources

The Columbia Cascade Communication Center sets initial action priorities and implement preplanned actions to meet management objectives whenever an emergency occurs.

The dispatch organization is responsible for reporting, tracking, and processing orders for aircraft, equipment, overhead, crews and supplies needed to support incidents in or outside of the local area. Columbia Cascade also provides intelligence and predictive services-related products to support wildland fire mangers and firefighters in the region.