Fire Management

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

Fire recovery on Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Forest experienced multiple large fires in 2020 and 2021, including the Riverside Fire. Click here for information on fire recovery, closures, and more.

Fire restrictions

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. Fire restrictions are always carefully considered and based on weather & data before being implemented. Usually, when entering fire restrictions, Mt. Hood bans all campfires – both in dispersed and designated campgrounds – 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 three specific areas:

The vast majority of wildfires in Oregon & Washington are human-caused - do your part to protect our public lands

Fire Danger & Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 

Fire Danger Low


Fire Danger rating is currently LOW. 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


(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)




Clackamas River & Zigzag Ranger Districts




Bull Run Watershed




Hood River Ranger District
(WEST of Hwy 35)



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.