Banks Fire District

Former Banks fire chief who cofounded district will be honored Saturday with procession from Roy to Banks

Banks’ Engine 16 will carry the remains of Chief Clarence Sweere. Photo: Chas Hundley The Banks Fire District will honor former Chief Clarence Sweere on Saturday, August 14 with a procession from St. Francis in Roy to Banks’ Union Point Cemetery to transport the remains of the man who co-founded[Read More…]

ODF crews fight Tillamook Forest wildfire with help of Banks Fire’s Hornshuh Creek Fire Station

An Oregon Department of Forestry helicopter stages at the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry What the Oregon Department of Forestry is now calling the Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest continues to burn at around six acres, though fire crews are[Read More…]

Memorial, procession from Forest Grove to Buxton planned for Capt. Mark Hornshuh

Captain Mark Hornshuh. Photo: Courtesy Banks Fire District A funeral procession for Captain Mark Hornshuh, a Manning resident and longtime volunteer with the Banks Fire District will make its way from Forest Grove, through Banks, and on to Buxton on Feb. 20 before reaching Buxton’s Hornshuh Creek Fire Station for[Read More…]

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