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.
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.
In a rare display of unity, all seven members of Oregon’s congressional delegation appealed to the U.S. Department of the Interior on Tuesday to renew a century-old agreement on managing wildfires in Oregon.