According to fire crews, a wildfire that started on Saturday southeast of Mount Hood has been estimated to be 60 acres in size, and level 3 evacuation orders are still in effect for all the nearby campers.
It was just one of a limited number of tiny fires that spread quickly in the hot, dry conditions that have made most of Oregon highly susceptible to wildfires.
South of Mount Hood Meadows, close to the Boulder Lake Trailhead, a well-liked recreation area, is where the Boulder Fire began. The U.S. Forest Service stated in a news release that it is burning on steep slopes that are heavily forested.
In a morning report, it was stated that “four engines, four hotshot crews, and two heavy helicopters are actively working on the fire, with additional resources en route.”
Campgrounds at Boulder Lake, Little Boulder Lake, Bonney Meadow, Badger Lake, Camp Windy, and Post Camp are among those that are either de facto closed due to the fire or are under mandatory evacuation orders.
Here is the tweet below confirms the news:
Additionally closed are Forest Roads 4480, 4481, and 4890.
“Smoke impacts are anticipated in the immediate vicinity of the fire, with warm and dry conditions forecast to persist throughout the week,” officials stated.
The fire’s origin is being looked into. Due to the significant risk of wildfire, Mount Hood National Forest had scheduled a campfire prohibition that would take effect on Monday.
On Monday, a type 2 incident management team will take control of the fire’s management.
Visit the Mount Hood National Forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mthoodnf for more information about the fire.
Updates on other wildfires in Oregon:
The Three Sisters Wilderness and Moonlight Fire
The Mink Lake Basin fire, which was started by lightning and is still just 2 acres in size, lies north of Park Trail. Firefighters are attempting to put out the fire at this time, according to officials. “Please avoid the area, we ask the general public.”
John Day Basin Fire at Alder Creek
This fire, which was raging in a remote area of the John Day River basin, remained at 1,550 acres overnight. It is situated to the northeast of Mitchell and the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Fire in Tunnel 5
On the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, the most devastating fire of the season has burned 559 acres and is currently 65% contained.
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