As the situation evolves, please reference this location for the most current City of Hood River information. Priority is given to responding to urgent calls, while non-urgent issues will be addressed as time permits. Heavy equipment is being used to build fireline as possible while hand crews are being used in the more difficult terrain. The Mountain Hood National Forest is ... evacuation level," says the NWCC update. PO Box 887 We have thousands of down trees, dozens of down power lines, and some damaged structures as well. The Fir Mountain Fire was reported on August 1, 2020 on private lands in Hood River County along Fir Mountain Road. As of 11/13/2020 this fire is in patrol status. This is a Monday Afternoon Outreach Request: [THE DALLES, Ore.]  The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking information related to finding the individual responsible for starting the Fir Mountain Fire. The fire is estimated to be five percent contained this evening. Monday night crews used handheld infrared cameras across the fire to find any remaining heat sources. The fire was first reported August 1, 2020 and remains under investigation. Por favor de llevar una factura de gas o comprobante de residencia para que NW Natural pueda cubrir los gastos del hotel. Hood River County Sheriff's Office . Drone Use: A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect. — A wildfire burning 8 miles south of Hood River is about 313 acres in size. The fire broke out Wednesday in the community of Mosier, which is between Hood River, Oregon, and The Dalles along Interstate 84. We have brought in extra crews and are working as quickly as possible. Los clientes no necesitan hacer nada. The Oregon Department of Forestry tweeted about the fire near Mosier Creek Road at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported . Best Western Hood River 2920 W 6th St, The Dalles, OR 97058 The fire was reported late Saturday night and is currently under investigation. The City of Hood River, along with other local and state governments, encourages all citizens to follow State and County health and safety guidelines in order to keep our community and frontline essential service workers as safe as possible. Additionally, the incident management team continues to use aerial and ground infrared technology to detect interior hot spots and check for spot fires. Jackson Park, Waterfront Park restrooms and Children's Park restrooms are closed for the winter. También estamos recibiendo asistencia adicional del personal de otros servicios públicos por medio de un programa de asistencia mutua. Mop-up activities will progress from the fire perimeter into the interior to further secure the fire. 2920 W 6th St El personal de NW Natural ira a los hogares de los clientes que han sido afectados cuando comience la restauración de servicio. March 25, 2020 – City restricts lodging for discretionary travel (English) The fire, about 8 miles southeast of Hood River, may impact some roads in the area. May 1, 2020 – City opens neighborhood parks, with exclusions You can read updates about the fire and shelters in the Blue River Bulletin Board on Facebook. Operations continue to focus on mop-up of the interior of the fire and locating any hot spots near the perimeter. Cloudy skies with periods of rain this afternoon. Police – The Police department staff continues to work around-the-clock to answer emergency and non-emergency calls. The firefighter was not injured and will return to duty on the fireline today. NW Natural crews will continue to restore gas service today in White Salmon-Bingen. March 16 – City meetings suspended (English) Contact Us Please subscribe to any or all topic areas in which you are interested. • Public Restrooms: State Street Restroom are open. ODF’s Central Oregon District continues to serve landowners and the public as an essential service for Oregonians. For additional information, click on the “City Operations” tab below. (541) 298-5502, Motel 6 Heavy fuels have continued to hamper fireline construction and mop-up activities. Firefighters will be focusing to secure existing fireline and minimize spread of the fire. Neighborhood park playgrounds are open according to signage. When we restore service, NW Natural technicians go door-to-door to affected customers. Please check  NWNatural.com for additional updates. Approximately 130 firefighters continue to staff the Fir Mountain Fire as a Type 4 organization. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. For public safety road closures are in place for Godberson Road and Fir Mountain Road due to fire suppression activity. Fir Mountain Road and associated side roads in Hood River County have also been reopened to public travel. Hood River Connect Welcome to Hood River Connect, a new central base for subscriptions to all City of Hood River email distribution lists. Public Works – The public works office is open to the public with limited in-person services. The news conference is slated to begin at 12:15 p.m. in Fort Hood and it will be livestreamed in this article. Today fire resources will focus on completing construction of containment lines using existing roads and heavy equipment. Saturday, Wasco County Sheriff’s Department reduced the Level 3 evacuation notice for 2900 Godberson Road to a Level 1. Essential services are our highest priority. The heavy fuel in the fire area is hampering efforts to extinguish the fire, as well as making it difficult to secure the line and mop-up the interior. Customers do not need to do anything. Today fire resources will continue strengthening the perimeter by increasing the depth of cooled ground interior of the fireline. 2014 W 7th St All road closures and evacuations for the fire area have been lifted in both Wasco and Hood River counties. Síganos en @nwnatural y visite www.nwnatural.com. Providing Public Safety, Utilities, and Community Development. Firefighters use a grid system to locate any areas of heat, then cool these spots with water and dirt as they pull the material apart. A steady rain this evening. Hood River, OR 97031 Resources are increasing the depth of cooled ground interior of the fireline to further secure the perimeter of the fire. Suppression efforts have cost landowners and the … 3223 Bret Clodfelter Way NW Natural en colaboración con Hood River County Sheriff Emergency Management está dando asistencia a los clientes de NW Natural con hoteles, calentadores portables y cobijas. THE DALLES, ORE. –  Work on the Fir Mountain Fire Saturday increased the containment to 80%. (541) 436-2660, Best Western Cascade Locks Fire resources continue to conduct mop-up operations utilizing hose lays to increase the depth of cold ground interior of the fireline to further secure the perimeter of the fire. The blaze, known as the Fir Mountain Fire, is 60% contained, fire officials said Friday. Trails are generally open but please be mindful of keeping physical distance and look for any postings. has been issued for other residences on the eastern flank of the fire. (541) 298-5502, Motel 6  Evacuation information for the eastern flank of the fire is available at https://www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. On the east flank of the fire firefighters were able to begin construction of hoselays to deliver water to this area of the fire. Low 41F. Fire danger in The Dalles Unit is EXTREME, and restrictions associated with public activities are in place. Once subscribed, your email address is securely stored and you can easily opt-out or […] Dozers are being used to construct fireline where the terrain allows, and hand crews are working in areas where slope limits access for equipment. MOSIER, Ore. - A wildfire that started between Hood River and The Dalles in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge grew quickly Wednesday afternoon, prompting mandatory evacuations. The Level 1 evacuation notice for Mosier Creek Road area from 3475 Mosier Creek Road to 3950 Mosier Creek Road to 1 mile south of 8020 Ketchum Road to 2000 Ketchum Road is still in effect as well. As windy conditions are expected to remain over the incident today, firefighters will be gridding the perimeter of the fire for potential spot fires. Vehicle accident causes gas service disruption in White Salmon/Hood River December 21, 2020 GNCadm1n 0 Natural gas customers in White Salmon, Washington and Hood River, Oregon may experience loss of gas service after a vehicle crashed into a … Extinguishing heat near the perimeter and any hot spots in the interior is needed so the fire can be placed into patrol status and monitored in the coming days by local fire resources. The details of the evacuation area are available on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. Firefighters maintained the fire within its current footprint. Hood River Ranger District (541) 352-6002 6780 Highway 35 Parkdale, OR 97041. City Hall is closed to the public from Nov. 18th - Dec. 7th. [THE DALLES, Ore.]  Today firefighters on the Fir Mountain Fire were challenged with wind and dry vegetation as they used dozers and hand crews to construct fireline on the fire perimeter. Today operations used helicopters to drop water and cool the spot fires on the eastern flank to allow ground resources to build fireline on the edge of the fire. Hood River, Oregon 97031 For additional information on ODF’s Central Oregon District, including contact information and unit offices, please visit www.ODFcentraloregon.com. For public and firefighter safety the speed limit for the road has been reduced. The fire was reported late in the night August 1 and remains under investigation. (541) 436-1600, Holiday Inn Express The fire is located eight miles southeast of Hood River, burning east from Fir Mountain Road toward Godberson Road. The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office utilizes FlashAlert.net to distribute our latest news releases. Court appearances are conducted virtually. NW Natural customers needing a place to stay should contact any of the following hotels for a room. March 26, 2020 – City issues toilet flushing reminders (English / Español) W winds at less than 5 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph. 2014 W 7th St • Sign up for City emails to stay informed. NEWS RELEASE. Forest Headquarters 16400 Champion Way Sandy, Oregon 97055. Air resources, including large air tankers and water scooping aircraft were used throughout the day to support ground resources in efforts to control the spread of the fire. Best Western Hood River On Monday, 130 firefighters continued to staff the fire. Essential services are our highest priority. The fire is 90% contained, with full containment expected Wednesday. For public and firefighter safety the speed limit for the road is reduced. Spotfires between the main fire and Godberson Road range in size from a quarter acre to nearly ten. Evacuation information for the eastern flank of the fire is available at https://www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. This hotline will be staffed from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. today, Wed. Dec. 23. The Oregon Department of Forestry issued an update Monday on the Fir Mountain Fire that's burning in logging slash and timbereast of Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge. 2625 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031 The fire was first reported Aug. 1 on private land in Hood River County along Fir Mountain Road. Road closures are still in place for Godberson Road and Fir Mountain Road for public and firefighter safety. Resources will staff the fire tonight, taking advantage of cooler temperatures and humidity recovery but will continue to experience strong winds on the exposed ridgetops. 735 Wanapa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014 Hood River County Emergency Management is monitoring and responding to the situation. 3880 Westcliff Drive The Dalles, OR 97058 The Police station front lobby is still open to address customer service requests. Anyone unable to make a payment due to the virus or office closures can defer through the end of the state of emergency (September 30, 2020), plus 60 days, with no penalty, interest or charges. Local aircraft is available if air support is needed on the fire. • Parks Reservations: Group or event reservations of parks are suspended 09/11/2020 Hood River County Sheriff's Office . Additionally a Level 1 Evacuation (BE READY!) THE DALLES, ORE. –  Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Fir Mountain Fire. Meeting details and participation instructions will be, Other City committees or commissions will either meet remotely or will be suspended until a future time. Showers continuing overnight. Customers may see employees wearing badges from NW Natural, Avista, Cascade/Intermountain or Puget Sound Energy. Please call or email to talk with our staff or schedule an appointment. 12/23/2020:  Below is updated information from NW Natural. "The fire is burning west ... White River. MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire that started between Hood River and The Dalles in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge grew quickly Wednesday afternoon, prompting mandatory evacuations. Evacuation information is available at https://www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. A full list of meeting status is at. Fire/EMS – Crews continue to be available and respond to both fire and medical emergencies, taking calls 24/7 while practicing appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of both firefighters and citizens during this pandemic. • The link to sign up for Citizen Emergency Alerts. • All utilities and other services will continue regardless of a customer’s ability to make payment. (541) 374-8777, The Dalles Shilo Inn Air resources were again used to slow the spread of the spotfires in area east of the main fire while crews and equipment were kept busy working to contain any additional spotfires. City-wide E-News is now bilingual. News Release from Hood River Co. Sheriff's Office: UPDATE: Canyon Road Fire is contained at approximately two acres and is in mop-up phase. The White River fire, which started Aug. 17 and grew to more than 17,000 acres, is now 70% contained. The City will continue to follow State and County guidance with respect to the pandemic. Containment for the fire has increased to 30% this evening. For public safety road closures are in place for Godberson Road and Fir Mountain Road due to fire suppression activity. As the fire … On Friday September 11, 2020 effective at 1pm, the Hood River County Commission enacted a closure of all Hood River County forest lands, forest roads and forest trails to all public use until further notice due to extreme fire danger. Interactive real-time wildfire and forest fire map for Oregon. Engines assigned to the fire are available to respond to new fires if the need arises. All trials are indefinitely postponed. Additional resources arrived on the fire today bringing the total assigned resources to 400. Resources will utilize hose lays to conduct mop-up operations. Full containment of the fire is expected Wednesday. All workers will carry ID when they arrive at customer homes and will follow COVID-19 safety protocols as usual. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is proud to serve and protect the area's citizens & visitors. 1108 E Marina Way Si el cliente no está en su hogar, dejaremos una nota en su puerta con el número de teléfono que tienen que llamar para hacer una cita, lo cual será el mismo día. Details are available on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. We’re also receiving additional assistance from other utilities through a mutual assistance program. Additional information is at: City Council continues to meet remotely and the public is encouraged to attend remotely. 2625 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 436-1600, HI Express  Real-time evacuation updates can be found here. Yesterday, Wasco County Sheriff’s Department reduced the Level 3 evacuation notice for 2900 Godberson Road to a Level 1. Investigators were able to locate the point of origin for the fire and have determined it to be human caused. Mañana esperamos poder comenzar el proceso de restaurar a los casi 4,000 clientes en Hood River-Odell. [THE DALLES, Ore.]  Sunday evening the Central Oregon Fire Management Service transferred command of the Fir Mountain Fire back to Oregon Department of Forestry’s (ODF) The Dalles Unit. Details are available on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff. Regular maintenance, repairs, and planning for capital improvement projects continues. Information Updates Oregon Department of Transportation Road Updates - Tripcheck.com - Latest information on road closures. This banner will be continually updated with the most current COVID-19 related rules and modifications to City government operations. Parks April 8, 2020 – City extends local emergency declaration (English)/Español) Riverside Fire Updates: Regular video briefings from Incident Command on the Riverside Fire. Important Information from the City of Hood River during the COVID-19 emergency. (541) 296-1191, Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel (541) 308-1000, Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel Customers should not relight their equipment but wait to be contacted by NW Natural. Public Works and Police Station lobbies are open, but individuals are asked to call or access services online. [THE DALLES, Ore.]  The Fir Mountain Fire reached full containment this afternoon and has transitioned to patrol status with The Dalles Unit. Strengthening firelines and securing the perimeter is a priority today, as winds are expected to increase throughout the day. Hoy, el personal de NW Natural comenzó a restaurar el servicio de gas a los 1,500 clientes afectados en White Salmon-Bingen. Full containment of the fire is expected Wednesday. Clackamas River Ranger District 16400 Champion Way (971) 333-4100 Sandy, OR 97055. ODF’s Central Oregon District continues to serve landowners and the public as an essential service for Oregonians. 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