Banks Fire District 13 volunteers join almost 300 Oregon firefighters to fight California wildfires

Left to right: Timber resident lieutenant Scott Arlin, Buxton resident Engineer Julie Kemper, and Banks resident Duty Officer Chris Lanter. Photo: Banks Fire District 13 CALIFORNIA – As more than 200,000 people flee the path of wildfires in Northern California, 15 crews from Oregon, including staff and equipment from Banks[Read More…]

ODF looking for more lightning caused wildfires in Columbia Co., asks for public assistance

A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry VERNONIA – Oregon Department of Forestry officials now say that the number of confirmed fires from lightning strikes early Thursday morning has grown to six, with crews investigating reports of three more smoke plumes. A storm[Read More…]


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