Terrain Satellite
Riverside
FIRE
138,054
acres
16.2 mi
ESE of Colton, OR
72%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
7 mins, 55 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-ORMHF-000859
Fire Start:
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:54 AM PDT
Fire Unit:
US Forest Service — Mt. Hood National Forest
Dispatch Notes:
6s r6e sec 15

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Riverside Fire

The Riverside Fire started September 8, 2020.  The northern perimeter of the fire is about a half mile from Estacada, Oregon.
 
No significant fire growth on the Riverside fire is anticipated. Efforts remain focused on checking for heat, connecting dozer lines with handlines, mop-up and suppression repair.  Good progress is being made with suppression repair work and will continue along contingency lines.  Future repair needs are being assessed.
 
As evacuation levels are lifted and re-entry continues, expect to encounter firefighter traffic, dusty roads and areas of smoke.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human
Date of Origin:
Tuesday September 08th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Location:
1/2 Mile SE of Estacada, Oregon
Incident Commander:
Scott Jones
Coordinates:
45.049, -122.062

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
29
Size (Acres):
138,054
Containment:
72%
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday October 31st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
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).
Significant Events:
Minimal
Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Suppression repair activities will continue.
Projected Incident Activity:
12 hours: Areas of uncontained fire line to the west and interior pockets of unburned fuels may experience minimal smoldering and creeping in logs or stump holes producing limited smoke.

Wind on exposed fuels may increase drying and increase smoke in interior/sheltered locations. No fire behavior that would exceed local capabilities to manage.


24 hours: Areas of uncontained fire line to the west and interior pockets of unburned fuels may experience minimal smoldering and creeping in logs or stump holes producing
limited smoke.

Wind on exposed fuels may increase drying and increase smoke in interior/sheltered locations. No fire behavior that would exceed local capabilities to manage.


48 hours: Areas of uncontained fire line to the west and interior pockets of unburned fuels may experience minimal smoldering and creeping in logs or stump holes producing
limited smoke.

Wind on exposed fuels may increase drying and increase smoke in interior/sheltered locations. No fire behavior that would exceed local capabilities to manage.
Remarks:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Low pressure off the Washington coast will drop
southeastward this afternoon and evening, pushing east of the Cascades later tonight. Will see bulk of the rain this evening, with wetting rain expected the coast and coastal mtns, as well as the west slopes of the Cascades.

Generally, 0.40 to 0.75 inch
seems reasonable for total rainfall for those areas, and 0.10 to 0.25 inch for interior lowlands.

Cold air will filter into the region later tonight, with snow levels lowering to 2500 to 3500 feet. But, moisture is decreasing, so snow accumulations likely to
be in the 1 to 5 inches range.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 971-333-4100
Hours: M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm
Fire Unit Information
Mt. Hood National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Sandy, OR 97055

Dispatch Contact

Columbia Cascade Communication Center | Vancouver, WA
Phone: 360-891-5140
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/districts/CCCC/