Fire, Oregon, Tillamook State Forest

Fire season ends in NW Oregon forests

Banks Fire District Water Tender 14 responds to a field fire in Gales Creek on Tuesday, August 18. Photo: Chas Hundley

The official fire season ended Monday, October 12 in this portion of NW Oregon, bringing to an official close a season unlike any other in recent history in Oregon. 

The end of the season became official at noon, according to an email sent by Kate Skinner, district forester for the Tillamook District of the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

The Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association (NWOFPA) region stretches north to the Columbia River, west to the Pacific Ocean, south to Sheridan, and east to parts of Gales Creek, the Killin Wetlands outside of Banks and to Scappoose. On Wednesday, July 1, the region covered by the NWOFPA entered fire season.

“Our seasonal fire staff are hired and . . .

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