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