What you need to know, hood river:
get ready gorge
for fire season
what's open / closed -
Be Firewise -
defensible space around you home
and preparedness tips
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*know this: three levels of evacuation
READY= 1, SEt=2, Go= 3
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Hood River Sheriff's Office issues evacuation orders.
If you feel threatened by wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order.
Level 1 Evacuation means
for possible evacuation.
Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock. If conditions worse, emergency services staff may contact you via CITIZEN ALERT notifications.
Level 2 Evacuation means
You should be ready to leave at a moment’s notice as this level indicates there is a significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents may have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
Level 3 Evacuation means “GO!”
- evacuate NOW –
Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. If you evacuate, take your GO KIT (emergency supplies,) lock your home, and choose a route away from the fire hazard. Watch for changes in fire and smoke.
Tell someone when you left and where you are going.
FIRE SEASOn UPDATES
burn ban lifted, fire season is over
10-15-20 odf lifts fire restrictions
Effective October 15th burning will be allowed with a valid permit sunrise till sunset.
SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES IS BAD FOR YOU.
oregon 2020 wildfires -
heart, and record breaking.
HOOD RIVER helps OREGON FIRE EVACUEES
HOW MANY EVACUEES WERE HERE?
english LIST HERE spanish version here
psps, pacific power outages
possible in SUMMER fire HAZARD weatheR
9-8-20 GORGE forest closures - FOREST SERVICE
and state RESTRICTIONS due to fire SEASON:
odf INDUSTRIAL Restrictions on Private Lands
USFS TEMPORARILY CLOSES MT HOOD NATIONAL FORESt
9-17-20: flash flood watch in gorge
and ORegon burn scar areas
9-17-20 Riverside Fire - Clackamas,
estacada, sandy, Mt. hood area. evacuation map here. MAJOR STATEWIDE FIRE JUST WEST OF HOOD RIVER COUNTY
9-9-20 hood meadows fire (hood RIver, Clackamas in heather canyon, Mt hood meadows)
us forest service: expected containment 9-10-20
9-9-20 mosier fires: (wasco)
Rowena fire (near I-84, by railroads tracks) in mop up status.
State Rd Fire fire is contained and in Patrol Status.
eXTREME FIRE WEATHER forecasted
white river fire - wasco county
9-8-20: White River Fire approx. 17,507 acres,
Sevenmile hill fire - wasco
8-24-20 wasco UPDATE: ODF has this fire 100% contained.
MON. 8-24-20: MOSIER CREEK FIRE IS 100% CONTAINED.
MON. 8-17-20 mosier creek Fire 65% contained.
Expected containment: 8/31/20.
SEVERE WIND IN THE DALLES CAUSED POWER OUTAGES.
30% contained, 985 acres, 31 structures lost, including 11 homes,
658 still threatened. EVACUATION MAP HERE
in shelters: 39 people, 5 dogs, 1 bird.
get ready, gorge!
HOOD RIVER AND MOSIER POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES 8/15 weekend
31 structures lost, including 11 homes, 658 buildings threatened. 40 HOUSEHOLDS in evacuation shelters: 39 people, 5 dogs, 1 bird.
CAUSE UNDER INVESTIGATION
8-14-20: hood river county warns public
8-13-20: odf joined by oregon state fire marshall's team
fir mountain fire, 1ST WILDFIRE OF 2020
Hood River and wasco counties
8-12-20: Fire is 100% contained; Red Flag Warning issued for critical
fire weather, breezy winds and low humidity.
The Fir Mountain Fire is 313 acres and was reported late on August 1, 2020. The Human caused fire is under investigation.
Anyone with information, please call the Oregon State Police Tip Line, 1-800-452-7888.
8-1-20: Hood River County fire agencies respond late Saturday night to Fir Mountain Fire that broke out in south eastern Hood River between Pine Grove and Parkdale, east of Highway 35