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Crews work to extinguish a wildfire currently burning on county forestland off Pinemont Drive approximately 12 miles south of Hood River.

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Authorities preparing for ‘tough’ fire season

With high temperatures and drought conditions predicted for most of the state of Oregon this summer, firefighting agencies throughout the Gorge are already girding themselves for what is expected to be a challenging wildfire season that is already underway.

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Wildfire burning south of Hood River

Crews are currently battling a wildfire burning 12 miles south of Hood River off Pinemont Drive on land owned by the Hood River County Forestry Department.

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