Wildfire

Helicopter crashes in Tillamook Forest area

Photo from the scene courtesy Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office A helicopter crashed in a remote area in the Tillamook Forest area in Tillamook County Wednesday morning, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office said.  Responding around 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, the sheriff’s office and other agencies found the helicopter in a[Read More…]

Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres as crews expect to begin mopping up this weekend

The Cedar Butte Fire. Photo: ODF Friday afternoon update The Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Friday afternoon. “Ground crews made excellent progress today, working through hot, dry conditions to extend lines around almost the entirety of the fire’s perimeter,” a press release[Read More…]

ODF: Game Hog Creek Fire ‘held well overnight’

Oregon Department of Forestry Forest Crew Coordinator Dillon Neumann scouts for containment line opportunities near Elk Creek. Photo: ODF 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. The fire has burned over 130[Read More…]

Game Hog Creek Fire ‘appears manageable’ but terrain challenges firefighting efforts

An Oregon Department of Forestry firefighter fights the Game Hog Creek Fire. Photo: ODF The Game Hog Creek Fire is now estimated to be between 70 and 100 acres.  “The main body of the fire appears manageable,” said Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Laura Fredrickson, who noted that the information[Read More…]

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