Tillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Aug. 13
Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres as crews expect to begin mopping up this weekend
Over the weekend, more ground crews are expected to join the fight at the Cedar Butte Fire to aid in containment and mopping up. The aircraft support will be released to fight other fires at the close of today's shift.
Fire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Aug. 12
Cedar Butte Fire grows to 60 acres
The Cedar Butte Fire, burning west of Highway 6 near Cedar Butte Road in the Tillamook State Forest, is now estimated to be 60 acres in size where it burns in a freshly logged unit that completed a timber harvest last month. Hagg Lake closed at 8 a.m. to allow two Single Engine Air Tankers to scoop water from the lake to fight the fire.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health Aug. 11
Mandatory indoor masking in public spaces will begin Friday
Citing the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus, Governor Brown announced during a press conference that an indoor mask order in public spaces would be effective Friday.
FreeFire • ODF • Tillamook State Forest Aug. 11
Cedar Butte Fire is burning in the Tillamook State Forest 18 miles east of Tillamook
A new wildfire called the Cedar Butte Fire, estimated at 25-30 acres, is burning in the Tillamook State Forest 18 miles east of Tillamook and north of Highway 6.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Weather • ODF Aug. 10
Eastern part of Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas to enter 'Extreme Fire Danger' Wednesday
Facing another heat wave, the Oregon Department of Forestry will move fire danger to “extreme” in the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding ODF-protected areas, and prohibit a number of activities in areas of the forest starting early Wednesday morning.
FreeOregon • Coronavirus • Health Aug. 10
As hospitals fill up, Gov. Brown will mandate indoor masks
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will reinstate an indoor mask mandate for the entire state, the governor's office announced Tuesday afternoon. The governor will also require state employees to become vaccinated, with exceptions only for medical reasons or religious beliefs. More details are expected Wednesday. The Oregon Health Authority reported 635 patients in hospitals with COVID-19, an all-time high.
FreeGales Creek • Weather • Health Aug. 10
Brown declares state of emergency for entire state as triple digits threaten
Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for the entire state in advance of triple digit temperatures expected across much of the state beginning Wednesday.
Column • History • Gales Creek Aug. 9
Dispatches from history: Western Washington County July 28, 1921
100 years ago: A young boy dies in Banks after being struck by a truck, a Gales Creek man receives a special commendation from the U.S. Navy, and more. This week, the clips in this history column come from the July 28, 1921 edition of the Washington County News-Times.