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.

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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