Fir Mountain Fire Human Caused

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The Oregon Department of Forestry is seeking information related to finding the individual responsible for starting the Fir Mountain Fire. Anyone with information which could be used to find the person responsible for causing the fire can call the Oregon State Police Tip Line at 1-800-452-7888.

Investigators were able to locate the point of origin for the fire and have determined it to be human caused. Fire danger in The Dalles Unit is EXTREME, and restrictions associated with public activities are in place.

The Fir Mountain Fire was reported on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 on private lands in Hood River County along Fir Mountain Road southeast of Odell. Fire suppression activities continue on the fire with full containment expected this Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Suppression efforts have cost landowners and the citizens of Oregon more than $3 million.

Source: Oregon Department of Forestry

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