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.

Put out your campfire completely


Public Use Restrictions 


Currently there are no new campfire restrictions on the Mt Hood National Forest. 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

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

Map showing fire regions

What are IFPLs?

Firewood Cutting


Protection Unit



What's an IFPL?

Fire Danger Rating

What are Fire Danger Ratings?


 Barlow Ranger District &

 Hood River RD- EAST of Highways 26 & 35




Clackamas River & Zigzig RD




Bull Run Watershed




Hood River Ranger District-WEST of Highway 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