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White River

Unit Information

Mt. Hood National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
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 under management of the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Firefighters and air resources are actively engaged in the suppression of the fire.
 
Evacuations: Level 1 GET READY for Pine Grove from the area east from Bear Springs Ranger Station along Hwy 216 through Pine Grove to the intersection of Endersby Rd and 216, also included are all of Endersby Rd, Linns Mill Rd and Kelly Springs Rd- see Wasco County Sheriff's Office for details. 

Forest Closure: To ensure public and firefighter safety, areas of the Mt. Hood National Forest close to the fire are closed. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices for more information about the closure. 

For the current smoke outlook and air quality information, visit: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/columbia_river_gorge_or_wa


 

 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
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 Personnel36
Size17,383 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 26th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)

Closed timber litter

Medium logging slash

Significant Events

Minimal Creeping, Single tree torching, Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to secure and mop-up.

Projected Incident Activity

Low due to broken terrain and smoky conditions.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Mild smoky conditions predicted on the fire.