What you need to know, hood river:

wildfire season

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9-8-20 GORGE forest closures - FOREST SERVICE

and state RESTRICTIONS due to fire SEASON:

odf INDUSTRIAL Restrictions on Private Lands

in Hood River and Wasco Counties.

USFS TEMPORARILY CLOSES MT HOOD NATIONAL FORESt

FOR LATEST WILDFIRE UPDATES, VISIT THE UPDATES PAGE

9-17-20 Riverside Fire - Clackamas,

estacada, sandy,  Mt. hood area

evacuation maps here

mosier creek fire

wasco county  8/12/20 - 8/24/20

MON. 8-24-20: MOSIER CREEK FIRE IS 100% CONTAINED.

MON. 8-17-20 mosier creek Fire 65% contained.

Expected containment: 8/31/20.

evacuation orders in effect BUT REDUCED.
SEVERE WIND IN THE DALLES CAUSED POWER OUTAGES.

8-15-20 mosier creek fire update: 

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 DURING HIGH HEAT, poor air quality
8-15-20: Mosier creek fire is 971 acres, 
10% containeD,  40 households in evacuation shelters,
561 structures threatened, 2 burned.
cause under investigation.
8-13-20: odf joined by oregon state fire marshall's team
top oregon fire FIGHTING priority AS 
governor declares conflagration.
8-12-20:  for mosier creek wildfire,
hood river county emergency management AND MANY
HOOD RIVER FIRE AGENCIES HELP wasco county IN INITIAL ATTACK

 FIR MOUNTAIN FIRE IN HOOD RIVER AND MOSIER (wasco coUNTY)  8/1/20 - 8/12/20

8-12-20: The Fir Mountain Fire is 100% contained by ODF. Luckily they were still on scene in Mosier when the Mosier Creek Fire broke out; ODF, Mosier Fire Department and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue Department reacted quickly and called out for Immediate Aid to help fight the fire.

 

8-11-20:  The Fir Mountain Fire is 90% contained.  

A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the fire and surrounding area for critical fire weather, breezy winds and low humidity. 

The Fir Mountain Fire is 313 acres and was reported late on August 1, 2020. 

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

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*know this:   three levels of evacuation
READY= 1,  SEt=2,  Go= 3

Hood River Sheriff's Office issues evacuation orders.

If you feel threatened by wildfire, do not wait for an official evacuation order.

ready

Level 1 Evacuation means

“BE READY”

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.

set

Level 2 Evacuation means

“BE SET”

to evacuate.

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.

go!

Level 3 Evacuation means “GO!” 

- evacuate NOW –

leave immediately!

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. 

 

This website is for Hood River County residents and businesses to help navigate the COVID-19 emergency, and other disasters.

 

This website is supported by Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management, Hood River County

Public Health,  the Cities and Ports of Hood River and Cascade Locks, Hood River County School District and Hood River County Prevention Department, and our vital network of local partner agencies.

Working together, we can prepare for disasters - and help reduce the impacts of emergencies in our community.

To contact us, please email Hood River County Emergency Manager at barbara.ayers@co.hood-river.or.us