Open burning will be allowed again as of Monday the 16th. You will still need a burning permit from the fire district if you do not have a current one. Call the fire district at 541-478-3333 to arrange to get a current permit.
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The Mosier Fire District (MFD) Board placed Chief Jim Appleton on paid administrative leave after a public meeting vote on 9/25/17. This followed executive session discussions with Appleton and months of department “reboot” meetings involving Board, staff, state agencies and volunteers.
Mosier Board, firefighters, officers, staff and EMT’s remain committed to ensuring your service and safety and there has been no interruption in service or loss of fire and EMS protection during this interim period.
Division Chief Mike Renault, Mosier Fire District’s Training Officer has been appointed to serve as interim Fire Chief.
Chief Renault can be reached at 541-478-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to today’s fire progression map, showing the growth of the fire color-coded by each day.
Also, there will be a public meeting led by the Incident Management Team tomorrow, Saturday, 9/16/2017, at noon at Hood River Valley High School, 1220 Indian Creek Road.
Fire managers will present information on the fire, and take questions from the public.
Fire activity on the Eagle Creek Fire still does not pose a direct threat to the Mosier area as of 10AM Thursday 9/7.
Our report yesterday via Mosier Valley News that the Indian Creek Fire had blown up was in error.
Here are links to the DRAFT report of the grant-funded feasibility study for the Mosier Civic Center, a proposed joint use facility, encompassing a City Hall, main fire station for the Mosier Fire District, and multi-purpose assembly rooms.
Mosier City Council and the Board of Directors of the Mosier Fire District met jointly in a public meeting on June 7, 2016, for a presentation of this draft report by Scott Moreland, architect and chief consultant for the project management team. Here is a link to the detailed minutes of that meeting, capturing comments and questions from City Council and MFD Board members, and members of the public.
Both governing bodies are in the process of reviewing the draft report and preparing further questions and comments, which will filter back to the project management team by early August.
A final report will then be prepared based on accumulated responses, for presentation at a public meeting on August 24, 2017.
Notice of the 8/24 meeting will go out within two weeks of the date.
Questions or comments about this material and the process can be directed to members of City Council and the MFD Board, or to City Manager Kathy Fitzpatrick (email@example.com) or Fire Chief Jim Appleton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As of 6:00 AM Saturday, June 10, 2017, burn piles are no longer allowed in the Mosier Fire District, until the prohibition is lifted by Oregon Department of Forestry after fall rains set in.
Burning in a burn barrel or approved incinerator is allowed before 11:00 AM, with a valid permit, until June 30.
Please contact the Fire Chief with questions, or to request a free burn permit.
For an explanation of ODF’s phased burning and outdoor activities restrictions, please see our website.