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Fire Season Is Here

The Mt. Hood National Forest will issue a Forest Order beginning Tuesday July 24, 2018 prohibiting all campfires and target shooting forest wide through the 2018 fire season. Cabin owners and forest visitors will still be able to utilize propane gas grills for outdoor cooking. However, charcoal, pellet stoves or an open flame source without a fuel shut off valve are prohibited.

The Recreation Residence tracts will be patrolled to ensure compliance of the forest order throughout the 2018 fire season. As a reminder to cabin owners and their guests, any violation of the order can result in enforcement under Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 261.

If a cabin owner witnesses a violation of the order in progress they can contact the Hoodland Fire Business Office, Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 503-622-3256. After hours and weekend non-emergency calls should be directed to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503-655-8211 for reporting through their dispatch center. All emergency calls should be directed to 911 operators.

Forest Orders for the Mt. Hood National Forest are posted online at:https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/notices/?cid=FSBDEV3_036636

 Or, quick link to Forest Alerts & Notices, Fire Danger conditions and Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) status:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mthood/alerts-notices/?aid=47952

 Additionally, the IFPL increased on Monday July 23, 2018 to precaution level III. IFPL applies to permitted, commercial, and industrial operations on federal lands. More information can be found at:

 https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/home/?cid=stelprdb5191875

 If cabin owners have any questions regarding the Forest Order or IFPL’s they can contact Greg Martin at 503-622-2031 or e-mail at jaymartin@fs.fed.us

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