Dollar Lake fire on Mt. Hood

Dollar Lake fire

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The Dollar Lake fire burning on the lower slopes on the north side of Mt. Hood in Oregon is providing some excellent photo opportunities.

Photo Dollar Lake fire

Photo: Judybug

The fire was officially reported Monday night to be 600 acres, but on Tuesday, the fire reached 1,500 acres, according to Jeree Mills, a Northwest Interagency Coordination Center spokeswoman. Several campgrounds have been closed. Suppression of the fire is hampered by strong winds, heavy fuels, and long-range spotting. Firefighters are protecting the historic Cloud Cap Inn, a large building with a shake shingle roof, by wrapping it in fire shelter material.

Zenfolio has a gallery with some excellent shots of the fire taken by Dan Kleinsmith.

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Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of WildfireToday.com and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+