Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Fire season comes to an early close

Photo from the scene of a May 13 fire north of Banks provided by Banks Fire District 13

FOREST GROVE - Just over two and a half months since it was officially declared, fire season is over in the Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association, which includes the Forest Grove, Tillamook, and Astoria Districts of the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Officially terminated at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, the season began on July 1, though many small fires had already been cropping up that spring and early summer.

In 1997, the agency terminated the fire season one day earlier, on September 16, 1997.

With the close of fire season, all fire season and public use restrictions are lifted for all three weather zones in the region.

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