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FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon September 18
Final daily fire update for Friday, September 18
With overnight rains in our area, this will be our final daily wildfire update, though we will continue to investigate, write about, and follow the continuing story of Oregon’s worst fire season in recent history.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon September 17
Thursday, September 17 Fire Update
It's raining, and other updates for Thursday evening on wildfires throughout the state.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF September 16
Tillamook, Clatsop forests to reopen to public use Friday
The Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests are expected to reopen to public use on Friday, September 18 at 1 a.m., according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Fire danger — currently "Extreme" — will remain at "High," the agency said.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon September 16
Wednesday, September 16 Fire Update
Updates for Wednesday morning on fires in Washington Country and other regional fires, cleanup, and recovery efforts.
Elections • Letter to the Editor • HD32 September 16
Letters to the Editor: House District 32
Two letters to the editor, each in support of a different candidate for House District 32.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon September 15
Tuesday, September 15 Fire Update
Here is this morning’s fire update. We’ll continue daily fire updates through Friday, and hopefully be able to resume a more regular publishing schedule if fire activity calms down enough after that. Today, updates on three regional fires, and more.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF September 14
Oregon Department of Forestry extends public forest shutdown through Wednesday
The Oregon Department of Forestry plans to keep all forests under their purview closed to public entry and use through at least Wednesday, September 16. The earliest they could open is Thursday, September 17. For logging, if a favorable forecast holds, this region may enter IFPL 3 at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, allowing limited industrial use of the forests.
Oregon • South Fork Forest Camp • Wildfire September 14
In September, 124 South Fork Forest Camp inmates deployed to wildfires
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 at least six wildfires this month, according to a spokesperson for the DOC.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon September 14
Monday, September 14 fire update
Evacuations lessened in Washington County, mop up begins for two fires, arson ring rumors discounted by local, state, federal law enforcement, and more
Column • History • Gales Creek September 14
Column | The Diaries of Esther Lilly Hundley: September 17 - 23, 1931
This week's installment of the Esther Lilly Hundley diaries: It's a week of unsuccessful hunting, but Gladie can still fish, just a few snapshots of life in Gales Creek in 1931.

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