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FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon Sep. 18
Final daily fire update for Friday, September 18
With overnight rains in our area, this will be our final daily wildfire update, though we will continue to investigate, write about, and follow the continuing story of Oregon’s worst fire season in recent history.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon Sep. 17
Thursday, September 17 Fire Update
It's raining, and other updates for Thursday evening on wildfires throughout the state.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Sep. 16
Tillamook, Clatsop forests to reopen to public use Friday
The Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests are expected to reopen to public use on Friday, September 18 at 1 a.m., according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Fire danger — currently "Extreme" — will remain at "High," the agency said.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon Sep. 16
Wednesday, September 16 Fire Update
Updates for Wednesday morning on fires in Washington Country and other regional fires, cleanup, and recovery efforts.
Elections • Letter to the Editor • HD32 Sep. 16
Letters to the Editor: House District 32
Two letters to the editor, each in support of a different candidate for House District 32.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon Sep. 15
Tuesday, September 15 Fire Update
Here is this morning’s fire update. We’ll continue daily fire updates through Friday, and hopefully be able to resume a more regular publishing schedule if fire activity calms down enough after that. Today, updates on three regional fires, and more.
FreeTillamook State Forest • Wildfire • ODF Sep. 14
Oregon Department of Forestry extends public forest shutdown through Wednesday
The Oregon Department of Forestry plans to keep all forests under their purview closed to public entry and use through at least Wednesday, September 16. The earliest they could open is Thursday, September 17. For logging, if a favorable forecast holds, this region may enter IFPL 3 at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, allowing limited industrial use of the forests.
Oregon • South Fork Forest Camp • Wildfire Sep. 14
In September, 124 South Fork Forest Camp inmates deployed to wildfires
At least 124 inmates from the South Fork Forest Camp, a joint Oregon Department of Corrections and Department of Forestry facility, have been deployed to fight at least six wildfires this month, according to a spokesperson for the DOC.
FreeFire • Washington County • Oregon Sep. 14
Monday, September 14 fire update
Evacuations lessened in Washington County, mop up begins for two fires, arson ring rumors discounted by local, state, federal law enforcement, and more
FreeFire • Cherry Grove • Hagg Lake Sep. 13
Powerline Fire is ‘well secured’; all evacuations to lift at 7 p.m.
“The Powerline Fire is well secured," the Oregon Department of Forestry said Sunday afternoon, noting that all evacuations for the fire would be lifted at 7 p.m. and that command would be turned back over to the Gaston Fire District.