Dollar Lake Fire

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Dollar Lake Fire

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Approximate Location

45.425 latitude, -121.642 longitude

Incident Overview

Two green trees on left and right foreground, bucket dropping water on smoke in center, helicopter at top of picture

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The Dollar Lake Fire was ignited during a lightning storm in the Mount Hood Wilderness on Friday, August 26, 2011.

Management objectives for the Dollar Lake Fire are:

  1. Provide for the safety of incident personnel and the public through the utilization of risk management processes.
  2. Keep fire outside the Bull Run Watershed management unit, minimize impacts to Hood River County lands, Cloud Cap, Tilly Jane Historic District, Longview Timber LLC industrial timber land, Bonneville Power Administration power transmission lines and other private land.
  3. Consider cost-effectiveness and efficiency in incident management activities.

Control Objectives for the Dollar Lake Fire are:

  1. Keep fire within existing containment lines.
  2. Provide for initial attack of all new fires occurring within the Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) on federal lands.
  3. Minimize suppression disturbances within the Mt. Hood wilderness area through the utilization of Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST).
  4. Implement actions identified in the Suppression Damage Rehabilitation Plan.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday August 27th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM
Location5 miles SW of Parkdale, OR
Incident CommanderKim Valentine

Current Situation

Total Personnel84
Size6,304 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 15th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed timber and surface litter, herbaceous/woody understory, some pockets of dead/down.

Significant Events

Continued rehab work being done.


Planned Actions

Continue rehab work along handlines and roads.

Projected Incident Activity



Anticipate transfer of command to Type 4 organization on October 3, 2011.

Unit Information

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Mt. Hood National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
16400 Champion Way
Sandy, OR 97055

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