Banks, Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry

Crews from Banks, area fire agencies deployed to central Oregon in case of fire

Banks Fire District firefighters and other area agencies prepare to deploy to central Oregon. Photo: TVF&R

Local firefighters from Washington County and the Oregon Department of Forestry are providing aid to other Oregon counties anticipating potential fires in central Oregon and currently battling blazes in southern Oregon as most of the state enters an extended hot and dry period. 

Among those headed to central Oregon are firefighters from Banks Fire District 13, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry went further south and have been fighting the Cutoff Fire near Bonanza, Ore. since Sunday.

“Many staff from [Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association] are assisting on that fire and gaining valuable experience,” said ODF Forest Grove District Forester Mike Cafferata in an email. 

In central Oregon . . .

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