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White River

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 541-467-2291

Highlighted Activity

09/08/2020 Final Daily Update September 8, 2020
The last daily update for the White River Fire was posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  For information about the Lionshead Fire to the south, visit
Announcement - 09/08/2020
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The White River Fire is located in Wasco County, Oregon and back under the management of the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Firefighters and air resources are actively engaged in mop-up and suppression repair of the fire.

Forest Closure: To ensure public and firefighter safety, areas of the Mt. Hood National Forest close to the fire are closed. Visit for more information about the closure. 

For the current smoke outlook and air quality information, visit:



Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 17th, 2020 approx. 09:07 AM
Location20 miles west of Wamic, OR
Incident CommanderJeremy Kroeker, Type 3 Incident Management Team
Coordinates45.181 latitude, -121.576 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel56
Size17,383 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateMonday September 28th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber(Grass Understory, Light logging slash, Short Grass (1 Foot)

Significant Events

Minimal Creeping, Single tree torching, Smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue to secure and mop-up and continue suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

Low due to mild fire weather conditions.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Mild smoky conditions predicted on the fire.