Investigators Seek Help Identifying Boulder Fire's Cause

Photo: Ford, Brad

Photo: U.S. Forest Service

Fire investigators with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service are seeking the public’s assistance with any tips or information pertinent to the start of the Boulder Fire. Reported on July 8, 2023 the Boulder Fire is located on the Mt. Hood National Forest’s Barlow Ranger District, approximately 26 miles southwest of Dufur, Oregon in the Boulder Creek Basin.

Since its ignition near Boulder Lake Trailhead, accessed via Forest Road 4880 off Forest Road 48, over 395 emergency responders have supported suppression efforts on the fire, which has burned over 233 acres with 58% containment. Little Boulder Lake, a popular recreation destination, is also in the vicinity of where the fire began.

The Forest Service asks that the public recall any information, photography, or videos they may have from their visit to the area where the fire began on July 8. Any information can assist investigators in determining the cause of the fire.

Please submit any information that could assist fire investigation efforts to

Source: U.S. Forest Service

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