Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Cedar Butte Fire is burning in the Tillamook State Forest 18 miles east of Tillamook

Photo from the scene courtesy ODF

Update, 3:40 p.m.: The fire is now estimated to be at around 40 acres in size, and the Hagg Lake closure has been extended until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to allow Single Engine Air Tankers to scoop water from the lake. The park surrounding the lake remains open.

Original Story below

A new wildfire called the Cedar Butte Fire, estimated at 25-30 acres, is burning in the Tillamook State Forest 18 miles east of Tillamook and north of Highway 6. 

"The fire was called in about 3 a.m. to Tillamook County 911," said Oregon Department of Forestry Tillamook District Forester Kate Skinner in an email to this publication.

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Skinner said the helicopter in use at the fire was staging out of the Smith . . .

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