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Jim Geering selected to lead Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, other area fire agencies

Forest Grove Fire & Rescue Chief Jim Geering. Photo courtesy FGF&R. Forest Grove Fire & Rescue has a new fire chief.  Chief Jim Geering, who began work Wednesday, November 17, will serve as the head of many of western Washington County’s fire agencies and districts, including Forest Grove Fire &[Read More…]

Fire season over for all Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands

The Game Hog Creek Fire, July 22 2021, Photo: Chas Hundley Fire season ended in the last of the 16 million acres of Oregon forestland protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry as of Friday morning, ODF said.  Three districts—Klamath-Lake, Northeast Oregon and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association—were the[Read More…]

Crews ‘made good progress’ on Game Hog Creek Fire by Wednesday evening

Stacks of water bottles await firefighters at the Rogers Camp Trailhead on Wednesday, July 14. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Forestry said that fire crews battling the Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest have made “good progress” in halting the blaze.  “Although the fire remains[Read More…]

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