The Riverside Fire started September 8, 2020 and quickly spread to over 138,000 acres. Fire recovery information & updates can be found on the Mt. Hood National Forest website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/fire/?cid=fseprd835619
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||1/2 Mile SE of Estacada, Oregon|
|Coordinates||45.049 latitude, -122.062 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Fuel types consist of mixed conifer, grass and shrub fields with numerous snags and heavy dead and down. Private lands have various aged conifer plantations, NFS lands and upper elevations transition to mature Douglas fir with significant snag component. Live fuels are dormant, grasses are cured, and both may contribute to fire intensity and spread. Previous management and multiple ownerships contribute to many fuel type changes, including residual activity fuels (slash).
|Projected Incident Activity|
Wind on exposed fuels may increase drying and increase smoke in interior/sheltered locations. No fire behavior that would exceed local capabilities to manage.
The area behind the fire closure is experiencing landslides and hazardous trees falling onto roadways. Public safety is the top priority - please adhere to the Forest closure while work to these roads is ongoing.