ODF, Tillamook State Forest, Wildfire

Hagg Lake closed to allow two planes to scoop water to fight Game Hog Creek Fire

Hagg Lake on August 3, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

Efforts to fight the Game Hog Creek Fire burning in the Tillamook State Forest have hit a snag today, with two of three helicopters expected to fight the fire knocked out of commission by mechanical problems Saturday morning. 

Now, the Oregon Department of Forestry is scrambling to get additional air support in the form of two single engine air tanker that can scoop water from Hagg Lake to dump on the flames. 

With the two helicopters unusable until they can . . .

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