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Riverside Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Fire Information
Phone: 509-228-7805

Media Line
Phone: 509-202-4184

Highlighted Activity

09/26/2020 September 26 Riverside Fire Update
Weather and Fire Behavior: Wind speeds up to 40 miles per hour and wet conditions presented challenges for those working on the Riverside Fire Friday.  Fire weakens trees, making them more...
News - 09/26/2020
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The Riverside Fire started September 8, 2020.  The northern perimeter of the fire is about a half mile from Estacada, Oregon.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location1/2 Mile SE of Estacada, Oregon
Incident CommanderNoel Livingston, Pacific Northwest Team 3
Coordinates45.049 latitude, -122.062 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel563
Size138,029 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained34%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Grass, Rugged Terrain

Significant Events

There is minimal fire activity beyond smoldering.


Planned Actions

Continue progress on indirect line, patrol and mop-up near private land and other values at risk. Identify and begin suppression repair plans along direct line and private lands.

Projected Incident Activity

Rain will continue to moderate fire behavior. In the next 24-48 hours, we anticipate the fire will remain static with smoldering and creeping along the fire lines.


Clackamas County will continue to evaluate evacuation levels for affected areas today. Information can be found at

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain will taper to showers into the overnight tonight with total rain accumulations most likely between 0.5 and 1.0 inches. Strong winds, gusting as high as 45 mph at higher elevations, will also gradually diminish through tonight. Westerly breezes and clouds will gradually lessen into Saturday with a few showers remaining across the general fire area. Strong high pressure builds over the region Sunday and persists for much of next week, with clear skies along with warm and dry conditions. Easterly breezes may occasionally become gusty at times, especially Monday.