Fire Management

Report a Wildfire: Call 911 or contact Columbia Cascade Communication Center (WA-CCC) at (360) 891-5140.

Fire Incident Information:

Fire Restrictions in Effect!

Graphic: Fires not allowed portable stoves with liquid fuel ok.All 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.  Additionally, target shooting is temporarily prohibited because of the risk of wildfire. 

Fireworks and explosives (including explosive targets) are prohibited year-round on national forest lands. 

There are long standing campfire restrictions in three specific areas:

Almost 90% of wildfires in OR & WA in 2020 were human-caused!

Fire Danger 

Fire Danger High

Fire Danger rating is currently HIGH across the forest.  Learn more about Fire Danger Ratings definitions

Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) & Fire Danger Ratings

Map showing fire regions

Industrial Fire Precaution Levels apply to permitted, commercial, and industrial operations on federal land.

 

IFPLs apply to Firewood Cutting

 

Protection Unit

 

(IFPL)

What's an IFPL?

Fire Danger Rating

What are Fire Danger Ratings?

1

 Barlow RD &

 Hood River RD- EAST of Hwys 26 & 35

II

High

2

Clackamas RiverRD & Zigzig RD

I

High

3

Bull Run Watershed

I

High

4

Hood River RD- WEST of Hwy 35

I

High

2020 Fires

Riverside Fire 2020Get the latest updates about impacts of the 2020 wildfires and fire closures here.

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.

Regional

  • Inciweb - For information about current fires across Oregon and the nation
  • National Interagency Fire Center - The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting.
  • Fire Hire - Information about becoming a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service


https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mthood/fire