Reminder from Clackamas County Parks: Level 3 Fire Warning remains in effect

From: Cameron Ruen, Clackamas County Business and Community Services, 503-742-4335

Media and Interested Parties

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has issued a Level 3 Fire Warning for the North Cascade District that remains in effect for all Clackamas County Parks and forestlands.   

The North Cascade District moved to Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) 3 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 for all lands protected by the North Cascade District and in regulated use areas. This precaution level remains in effect for all Clackamas County Parks and county-owned forestlands.

The North Cascade District covers the majority of Clackamas County east of I-5 and I-205, including three County camping parks – Barton Park, Metzler Park and Feyrer Park – as well as all county-owned forestlands. ODF provides jurisdiction over County Parks as the parks are considered a regulated public facility. Local fire districts will issue their own fire danger warnings and restrictions for extreme fire conditions.

The Level 3 Fire Warning in place through the coming weekend will require imposing the following restrictions in Clackamas County parks and forestlands: 

  • All campfires, warming fires, cooking fires and the use of charcoal briquettes are prohibited.
  • Campers are permitted to use portable cooking stoves with liquefied or bottled fuels only.
  • Temporary road closures will be placed on county forestland properties consistent with road closure notices on adjacent private industrial forestland. Road closure and fire danger signs will be posted at the gates. 
  • The County Dump Stoppers crew and deputy will monitor county forestlands for fire.   

County Parks and Forest staff will maintain frequent communication with ODF staff during these periods of extreme fire levels.

For more information, contact Program Manager Rick Gruen at rgruen@clackamas.us or 503-742-4345.