All information provided by the Mt Hood National Forest
During the late afternoon yesterday, the majestic summit of Mount Hood
was seen for the first time in the last three days. As the clouds
parted, they left between 1” of rain on the west side of the fire and
¼” on the east side. As the warmer, drier weather prevails for the
rest of the week, smoke will reappear in the afternoons on those parts
of the fire that still have heat.
Firefighters are focused on rehabilitation of the trails, roads and
firelines that are in the fire area, as well as mop-up. Their work
now consists of moving slash and trees that were cut down in the
suppression efforts, from view of the major trails. They are also
constructing waterbars and other drainage features where necessary.
They are using water to dose-out any hot-spots within 100 to 300 feet
of the fire perimeter. Most of the existing heat is in the northern
part of the fire area, that burned on September 11th.
In order to allow fire equipment better access to the northern part of
the fire, a masticator is being used on the 1811 road. This machine
chews up small trees and brush, in a much more efficient manner than a
hand crew could do.
The Northwest Oregon Incident Management team led by incident
commander Carl West, assumed control of the fire at 6 am. this
morning. Today is a day of shadowing and transition, as PNW 3 team
members pack up and go home.
The fire closure still affects many trails on the north side of Mount
Hood. For example, it is still not possible to walk the Timberline
trail. Specific information about these and other closures on the
Mount Hood National Forest can be found at;
As soon as conditions allow for public
and firefighter safety, these closures will be lifted. The campground
and resort at Lost lake is open, and the lake is open to recreation.
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