Boulder Fire Burns Near Mt. Hood

Firefighters are engaged in suppressing the Boulder Fire, which started on July 8th southeast of Mt. Hood on the Barlow Ranger District near Boulder Lake Trailhead. The fire is estimated to be over 100 acres.

The fire is burning in a heavily forested area on steep slopes. Four engines, four hotshot crews and two heavy helicopters are actively working on the fire, with additional resources en route.

Boulder Lake campground, Little Boulder Lake, Bonney Meadow campground, Badger Lake campground, Camp Windy, and Post Camp campground remain under a Level 3 – Go Now evacuation. Forest Roads 4480, 4481, and 4890 are also closed. An area closure is in the process of being implemented for public safety. Visitors are asked to avoid the area as conditions can change quickly.

Source: Mt. Hood National Forest

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