The district will be issuing a fire area closure to safeguard the public and firefighting operations later today. Conditions are very dry and windy, with potential for fire spread in this remote Wilderness area.
Currently the Badger Lake Campground, Trail 479 and the 4860-140 Road are closed due to possible dangers from the wildfire and falling trees. The Forest Service has begun evacuating people in the vicinity of the fire as a precaution and in anticipation of the forthcoming closure order.
The fire area closure order and map will be available on the Mt. Hood NF website at Forest Closure Orders. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.