The start of a wildfire was caught on our top of Vista Toyota Mountain Cam Monday. The time lapse movie above runs from Monday morning through Tuesday evening. The “White River” fire is about six miles south of Mt. Hood - near the Bonney Meadows campground. It was sparked Monday by lightning and has since grown to 450 acres with five fire crews and 151 personnel fighting it (as of Thursday morning). No residences or structures are threatened at this time.
Monitor the White River fire on our Toyota Live Mountain Cams
Campfires Prohibited on Mt. Hood National Forest
08/04/20: Campfires, charcoal fires, pellet fires, and all other open fires are prohibited on the Mt. Hood National Forest. You may continue use a portable cooking stove or lantern that uses liquefied or bottled fuel, including propane-fueled portable fires.
White River Incident Summary.
Oregon Gov. Brown declares state of emergency: 'Imminent threat of wildfire'
The governor’s order authorizes the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal to coordinate with the Office of Emergency Management to get resources to where they’re needed to fight wildfires or respond to their effects.
Members of the Oregon National Guard could also be called in to help.
"The wildfire season has escalated in Oregon this summer, and fire crews are working in extreme temperatures to keep homes and resources safe during this pandemic," Brown said in a news release.