A three-acre wildfire located near Reehers Camp at the eastern edge of the Tillamook State Forest is "under control," Banks Fire said.
In Zones 2 and 3 of the Northwest District, the general public will see fire danger raised from “moderate” to “high” starting Tuesday at 1 a.m.
The Tillamook Forest Center is expected to open next year in March. “We are anxious to reopen and host visitors with smiles and an overdue hello,” the center said.
While some large wildfires have taken hold in some parts of the state, the Northwest Oregon Fire Protection Association has been quiet, officials with the Oregon Department of Forestry noted.
Restrictions in the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas will increase this week in the face of increasing fire danger.
Linn and 12 other counties, including Washington and Tillamook, have asked the Oregon Supreme Court to review a ruling reversing a $1.1 billion verdict in a case over the state’s management of forestland and revenue from timber harvests.
With the Northwest Oregon district entering fire season early Monday morning, all of the state’s Oregon Department of Forestry districts are now officially in fire season.
Lyda Camp and Jordan Creek OHV Recreation Areas, Beaverdam Road, and Kilchis Forest Road are among a number of closures due to forest operations and bridge construction this summer in the Tillamook State Forest.
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.
The cause of muddied waters, which could have negative effects on fish, drinking water, and irrigation in the Gales Creek area and into other parts of Washington County has been tracked to two large landslides located on the southeast slope of Round Top on Stimson land in the Tillamook Forest.