Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Fire crews move into ‘heavy mop-up’ at Game Hog Creek Fire

A map of the Game Hog Creek Fire on Tuesday, July 20. Map: Oregon Department of Forestry

Fire crews are pushing into the interior of the Game Hog Creek Fire as they work to establish a 300 foot perimeter free of burning material, the Oregon Department of Forestry said on Wednesday.

As fire crews move into what the department called “heavy mop-up,” portable water tanks and pumps are in place at the fire to support crews in their efforts.

An example of a portable water tank in use by Forest Grove Fire & Rescue during a training exercise in Gales Creek on July 17, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley

Trees that pose a high risk of falling have been felled. 

The area of the fire is holding at 182 acres, with the fire fully mapped. 

While the fire is considered 100% lined, the fire burning in the cliffs near Elk Creek remains a concern.

Previous fire update here.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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