South Fork Forest Camp entrance in November 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley
At least 124 inmates from the South Fork Forest Camp, a joint Oregon Department of Corrections and Department of Forestry facility, have been deployed to fight fires this month, according to a spokesperson for the DOC.
The men at this facility have been deploying to fight wildfires, a tradition and task that has continued for almost 70 years since the facility was established in the Tillamook Forest in 1951.
According to Vanessa A. Vanderzee, a spokesperson for the . . .
We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join us with a digital subscription today.
You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers.