Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Crews ‘made good progress’ on Game Hog Creek Fire by Wednesday evening

Stacks of water bottles await firefighters at the Rogers Camp Trailhead on Wednesday, July 14. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Department of Forestry said that fire crews battling the Game Hog Creek Fire in the Tillamook State Forest have made “good progress” in halting the blaze. 

“Although the fire remains uncontained because fire lines are still being built, the fire’s spread was largely stopped at about 70 acres,” the agency said in a press release on Wednesday evening. 

During the hottest part of the day, a helicopter kept the fire in check. According to Banks Fire District spokesperson Scott Adams, the helicopter was staging from the Hornshuh Creek Fire Station in Buxton. 

“Helicopter operations will continue into the evening and they are seeking approvals to fly into the night. The helicopter will usually approach and . . .

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