Winds push Riverside Fire to 112,000 acres; second day of extreme fire behavior

Completion: 0%Acres: 112,000                                                                  Start Date: September 8, 2020Cause: Human                                                                Location: 2 miles SE of Estacada, OR      Total Personnel: 100                                                      Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain Today: Throughout the day, ground crews worked to protect critical infrastructure, homes, and property ahead of the rapidly expanding Riverside Fire. However, heavy smoke and low visibility prevented air tanker pilots from safety dropping retardant to slow fire growth. Eastern winds continued to … Read more Winds push Riverside Fire to 112,000 acres; second day of extreme fire behavior

Riverside Fire Grows 40,000 acres under critical fire weather

Yesterday: Firefighters responded immediately in the early morning hours of September 8, 2020 when the Riverside Fire was first reported.Driven by high winds, crews reported extreme fire growth including torching, running, and spotting fire behavior as the fire moved 17 miles west along the Clackamas River drainage over the course of the day. “This weather is … Read more Riverside Fire Grows 40,000 acres under critical fire weather