This is a good weekend to stay out of the woods. Here is the forecast that comes on top of record dry fuels levels.
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
839 AM PDT THU JUL 30 2015
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON FROM THE COAST RANGE TO THE CASCADES THROUGH FRIDAY...
JUL 30 2015
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
HOT...DRY...UNSTABLE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH CRITICALLY DRY FUELS FOR OREGON FIRE WEATHER ZONE 602 AND WASHINGTON FIRE WEATHER
If you do go, remember it is the law to carry a shovel and either a gallon of water or a fire extinguisher and to follow all the rules on the posted orange signs.