The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that a Level 2 (“BE SET”) evacuation had been issued for anyone living on SW Stepien Road near Hagg Lake after a wildfire sparked in the area.
The body of a swimmer who went missing at Hagg Lake Monday afternoon was found Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
Hagg Lake on August 3, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley A man died while swimming in Hagg Lake Saturday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. The agency said deputies were dispatched at 3:35 p.m. to reports that a swimmer had gone under water. Marine deputies, already on[Read More…]
Photo from the scene courtesy Washington County Sheriff’s Office A woman last known to be near Hagg Lake was found dead Friday afternoon more than a month after she disappeared there on February 5. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a boater found a woman’s body in Henry Hagg[Read More…]
Tara Callahan. Photo courtesy WCSO The Washington County Sheriff’s Office spent the weekend searching the Hagg Lake area for Tara Callahan, age 38, of Aloha after she reportedly expressed her intention to kill herself. Her vehicle was found at Hagg Lake. According to a press release from the Washington County[Read More…]
Smoke from the Powerline Fire rises near Hagg Lake on Tuesday, September 8. Photo: Chas Hundley The final update, barring an unforeseen change in conditions, from the Oregon Department of Forestry on the 126 acre Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove was issued Sunday afternoon. According to the update, “the Powerline[Read More…]
A helicopter made an emergency landing at Hagg Lake after experiencing a mechanical failure on Wednesday, September 9. Photo: WCSO The Powerline Fire south of Hagg Lake is roughly 50% contained, according to the Gaston Rural Fire District. In a series of updates posted throughout the day on their Facebook[Read More…]
Smoke from the Powerline Fire drifts into more smoke from other Oregon wildfires. Photo: Chas Hundley The active fire burning south of Hagg Lake is largely uncontained, Forest Grove Fire and Rescue public information officer Matt Johnston said, speaking to members of the press at the parking lot of the[Read More…]
Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal HILLSBORO – One year ago today, law enforcement agencies descended on a home near Hagg Lake on reports of theft of a firearm. In the ensuing gunfight, two Washington County Sheriff’s Officers were shot; Cpl. Jeremy Braun[Read More…]
Stimson Lumber, as seen from the Scoggins Dam at Hagg Lake on August 3, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley Have you ridden a bike down the same road you often drive? Have you then walked down that same road? If you do this, you will learn the same place can become[Read More…]