September 9 update from the Mt. Hood National Forest: Following Monday's successful suppression efforts, firefighters returned yesterday and today to improve the containment line and mop up. The fire, located by the Timberline Trail on the edge of Heather Canyon, remains at 1.5 acre. After locating a water source nearby, crew installed a hose lay to the fire so the dependency on helicopter water drops was removed. Firefighters from 2 engines along with 8 repeller firefighters are staffing the fire today. Staff at Mt. Hood Meadows have been providing critical support. Firefighters expect that at the end of shift today, the fire will be in "patrol" status. Original post continues below.
MT. HOOD NATIONAL FOREST
Date: September 7, 2020
Crews responding to small fire at Mt. Hood Meadows Early this morning
Mt. Hood Meadows Department of Public Safety reported a small fire at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, about 0.25 mile east of the Shooting Star chair lift in the Heather Canyon drainage. There is an engine crew and hand crew already responding to the fire, supported by a helicopter dropping water. Additional crews are on their way to the fire.The fire is estimated to be around 2-acres as of midday.
To protect public safety and facilitate firefighters reaching the fire, the Timberline Trail is closed between Timberline Lodge and Cloud Cap. The Elk Meadow Trail has also been closed. Travelers in that area are asked to drive extra carefully and be aware of fire vehicles and the possibility of smoke. There are east winds forecasted and a Red Flag Warning in effect across the region through Wednesday evening, which means there is an increased chance of fire activity. Campfires are currently prohibited across the Mt. Hood National Forest."
The fire is in the vicinity of Jack's Woods.