REMINDER! Extreme fire danger...

 


Don't turn your favorite trail area into this scene...



"Of the 54 wildfires on the Mt. Hood NF in recent weeks, 47 were human caused."  A number of these have been started from abandoned campfires not properly extinguished.


Tip: Use water to drown the campfire and use a shovel to stir the water and coals to cool it down.  Repeat as needed.

Campfire Safety Flyer available here -- http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/PreventionInformation/Pages/rp_prevent_wildfireprevention.aspx


Additional US Forest Service information on nearby public forest lands...


http://www.fs.usda.gov/giffordpinchot


http://www.fs.usda.gov/mthood

even better...

...Skip the campfire!  Most areas right now campfires aren't allowed.   See above for why.