Dollar Lake fire on Mt. Hood

Dollar Lake fire
Photo by Photonut

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.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+