Fire Management

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

Fire incident information: Find information on current, active wildfires nationwide on InciWeb.

Active Fires

Sept. 2020: Riverside Fire- Please visit Inciweb the most recent updates.

Sept. 2020: Lionshead FirePlease visit Inciweb the most recent updates.

2020: White River Fire on the Barlow Ranger District is in patrol and repair status.

2020: Hood Meadows Fire is in patrol status.


Public Use Restrictions

There are currently no fire restrictions on the forest.  Be extremely careful with fire. Almost 90% of wildfires in OR & WA this year were human-caused.


Fire Danger High

Fire Danger rating is currently HIGH on the forest.  Click here for details about Fire Danger Ratings definitions.  Learn how you can reduce the risk of wildfires here.


There are long standing campfire restrictions in three specific areas:

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

Operating a chainsaw to cut wood for a campfire falls under the Industrial Fire Precaution Level regulations found below.

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



What's an IFPL?

Fire Danger Rating

What are Fire Danger Ratings?


 Barlow RD &

 Hood River RD- EAST of Hwys 26 & 35




Clackamas RiverRD & Zigzig RD




Bull Run Watershed




Hood River RD- 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.


  • 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