Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Fire danger on the rise first part of this week

A burned area in a field at Finegan Farms. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue

NW OREGON - While the fire season has been mild for most of the northwestern portion of Oregon, the next few days — including today — will bring heightened danger as temperatures spike into the upper 90's.

Much of the Willamette Valley has already been placed into a red flag warning by the Portland branch of the National Weather Service (NWS), with the federal weather service warning of dry winds, low humidity, and conditions that could be favorable to rapid fire spread.

Coastal regions and the coast range are also entering red flag warnings Tuesday morning, if they aren't already under one.

"Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with potential ignition sources . . .

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