Fire Management

For information about current fires please visit:

To report a wildfire on forest land call Columbia Dispatch at (360) 891-5140.  Outside of dispatch hours call 911.

Current Fire Restrictions

There are currently no fire restrictions on the forest.

Fire Danger Rating:

Fire Danger Low

We need your help to reduce the risk of wildfires.  Learn how you can help prevent wildfire on your public lands from Smokey Bear.

Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL): 

Precautionary Period has ended for the Season.

Fire Hire:

There is a big variety of wildland fire positions.


Are you interested in joining the wildfire team?  Now is time to apply for 2019 positions in wildfire and dispatch!  Click for more information.

Columbia Dispatch:

Columbia Cascade Communication Center (WA-CCC) provides dispatching and logistical support for emergency management on lands administered by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mt. Hood National Forest, and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  

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.