ODF, Tillamook State Forest, Weather

Eastern part of Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas to enter ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Wednesday

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest on July 14, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley

Facing another heat wave, the Oregon Department of Forestry will move fire danger to “extreme” in the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding ODF-protected areas, and prohibit a number of activities in areas of the forest starting early Wednesday morning. 

Use of motorized vehicles and all campfires will be banned starting 1 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, with some exceptions, the agency said in a press release. 

In the Tillamook State Forest, the area includes the Sunset Rest Area on Highway 26 near milepost 29 and areas east, and on Highway 6 from milepost 25—near the Kings Mountain Trailhead—and areas east of that. 

The region where this will take place also includes the Sunday . . .

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