A burn ban instituted county-wide over weather conditions that led to the escape of several burn piles was lifted Tuesday afternoon.
Vehicle burns near Highway 6 summit
Firefighters from Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Banks Fire District, and the Oregon Department of Forestry responded to a vehicle fire near mile post 33 on Highway 6 Tuesday afternoon, keeping the flames from the vehicle from spreading into the nearby forest. No one was injured.
Local fire season to begin July 11
The Oregon Department of Forestry announced that fire season will be declared Monday, July 11 at 1 a.m. in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association region, which stretches from northern Yamhill County to Astoria and from near Forest Grove to the Pacific Ocean.
Fire season looms in NW Oregon
As areas in Oregon enter fire season, this region, visited by rains and cool weather until recently, has not. Now, an Oregon Department of Forestry official says that could change next week. “While the wet spring has been great, things are starting to dry out,” said ODF Forest Grove District[Read More…]
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…]
Crash, fire close Gales Creek Road at David Hill
Crews battle the fire at the crash and brush fire on Gales Creek Road near David Hill Road on Wednesday, September 8. Photo: Chas Hundley A single vehicle crash on Gales Creek Road near the intersection of David Hill Road across from the county-owned Rippling Waters property caused a brush[Read More…]
Cedar Butte Fire grows to 60 acres
Photo from the scene courtesy ODF In an afternoon update regarding the Cedar Butte Fire, the Oregon Department of Forestry said the wildfire had grown from an estimated 50 acres to 60 acres, calling the growth “moderate” as it burns largely within slash in the unit it started in. Crews[Read More…]
Cedar Butte Fire is burning in the Tillamook State Forest 18 miles east of Tillamook
Photo from the scene courtesy ODF Update, 3:40 p.m.: The fire is now estimated to be at around 40 acres in size, and the Hagg Lake closure has been extended until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to allow Single Engine Air Tankers to scoop water from the lake. The park surrounding the[Read More…]
Fire crews move into ‘heavy mop-up’ at Game Hog Creek Fire
A map of the Game Hog Creek Fire on Tuesday, July 20. Map: Oregon Department of Forestry Fire crews are pushing into the interior of the Game Hog Creek Fire as they work to establish a 300 foot perimeter free of burning material, the Oregon Department of Forestry said on[Read More…]