Evacuation Notices Levels

LEVEL 1: A Level 1 Evacuation means “BE READY ” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with … [Read more...]

Archer Mt. Fire Community Meeting

MEDIA RELEASE September 7, 2017 9:30AM Archer Mt. Fire COMMUNITY MEETING A community meeting has been scheduled for 7pm tonight at the Skamania School gymnasium. This community meeting will provide an opportunity for Local, State and Federal agencies to provide information to the public and … [Read more...]

EVACUATION LEVEL UPDATE

MEDIA RELEASE 7 Sept 2017 8:30AM After consultation with the Incident Commander for the Archer Mountain Fire, the Skamania County Sheriff is reducing the following evacuation levels: Franz Road -   Reduced to Level 2 evacuation notice.    Residents living off Franz road can return to their homes … [Read more...]

Fire Activity update

6 Sept 2017 1600 hours   EAST CRATER The East Crater Fire, in the Indian Heaven Wilderness, is under the jurisdiction of the US Forest Service Mt Adams District.  The fire is estimated to be affecting 600 plus acres.  There are currently no available Incident Management Teams to coordinate … [Read more...]

Archer Mountain Fire Update 09/06/17

1621 Some residents of Skamania County have chosen to relocate to a different area during the ongoing fires despite not being on any kind of evacuation level. For those concerned that there are new evacuations levels, we would like to remind everyone that at this time there are NO new levels of … [Read more...]

Fire and Smoking Prohibited on Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Effective Immediately Release Date: September 5, 2017   Beginning Tuesday, September 5, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is prohibiting fire use and smoking throughout the forest.  These restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount … [Read more...]

Active Fires Affect Skamania County Residents

5 Sept 2017 1430 hours   The Eagle Creek and Indian Creek fires continue to advance with the relentless east winds in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.  Additionally, Skamania County officials have 3 active fires they are keeping a close eye on.   The East … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Fire Update 09/05/17

Bear Creek fire has been active for two days now.  It is currently sitting at 10 acres and USFS is working on its containment.  The following roads have an Evacuation Status:   Level 1 Bear Creek Rd Borden Rd Old State Rd … [Read more...]

Archer Mountain Fire Update 09/05/17

1325 We have just received word that the Archer Mountain Fire is currently sitting at 25 acres on top of Archer Mt. and fire crews are working hard to contain the fire. Please continue to follow our page for latest updates. Evacuation levels still remain the same from earlier today. If you live … [Read more...]

Search Efforts Continue For Missing 15 Year Old Girl ***UPDATE***

08/22/17  0752 Missing 15 Year Old Female Update The missing 15 year old female has been located by the Volcano Rescue Team this morning.  She is reported to be in good health.   MEDIA RELEASE 08/22/19 0500 The Skamania County Sheriff's Office will continue search efforts today for a 15 … [Read more...]