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FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 17
Hagg Lake closed to allow two planes to scoop water to fight Game Hog Creek Fire
Two single engine air tankers are headed to Hagg Lake to begin scooping water to drop 800-gallon water drops on the cliffs surrounding Elk Creek after two of the three helicopters expected to fight the Game Hog Creek Fire were grounded by mechanical problems Saturday morning.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 16
Three helicopters expected by Saturday at Game Hog Creek Fire
Game Hog Creek Fire Updates: - Fire grew to 133 acres - Two helicopters, with a third expected Saturday, now fighting fire - Cooler coastal air expected to help firefighting efforts today
Column • History • Gales Creek Jul. 15
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County July 7, 1921
100 years ago: A who's who tour of cattle farms in Banks, Gales Creek and Roy, a big dance at Balm Grove, and more. This week, the clips in this history column come from the July 7, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 15
ODF: Game Hog Creek Fire 'held well overnight'
Efforts to fight the Game Hog Creek Fire continued overnight, and the Oregon Department of Forestry continues to express confidence in halting the wildfire’s spread. “It held well overnight. We feel good about it,” said ODF Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata. The fire has burned over 130 acres.
FreeFire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Jul. 14
Crews 'made good progress' on Game Hog Creek Fire by Wednesday evening
“Although the fire remains uncontained because fire lines are still being built, the fire’s spread was largely stopped at about 70 acres,” the Oregon Department of Forestry said Wednesday evening.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Jul. 14
Game Hog Creek Fire 'appears manageable' but terrain challenges firefighting efforts
Game Hog Creek Fire updates for Wednesday afternoon: - The bulk of the fire "appears manageable" according to the ODF - Part of the fire cannot be fought due to steep terrain - Fire is between 70 and 100 acres in size
FreeFire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Jul. 14
Game Hog Creek Fire grows to 70 acres in the Tillamook State Forest
The Game Hog Creek Fire escaped fire lines Tuesday afternoon and is now growing in the Tillamook State Forest.
Community • History • Gales Creek Jul. 13
Gales Creek Cemetery building gets facelift
Take a look inside some of the newest additions, renovations, and improvements at the historic Gales Creek Cemetery.

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