Two senators aim to boost funding to the state’s firefighting efforts, one funded by the public, the other by timber companies.
Fire danger in this corner of the state has lowered enough that the Oregon Department of Forestry plans to reduce the fire danger level for public use restrictions to moderate (blue) Tuesday morning in the Tillamook Forest.
As the region barrels toward a 90 plus degree Independence Day, a local state forestry official said that five wildfires of note have already burned in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region.
Fire season will begin in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region Wednesday, June 14 at 1 a.m.
Fire season in the Tillamook Forest is over.
Rain has finally doused the region, and fire danger in Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands in and around the Tillamook Forest is now listed at “moderate” as of Wednesday. That doesn’t mean the risk is gone.
A three-acre wildfire located near Reehers Camp at the eastern edge of the Tillamook State Forest is "under control," Banks Fire said.
The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Possibility of lightning and wind gusts raise danger of "numerous fire starts," including on the east slopes of the northern Coast Range.
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.