Fire, ODF, Tillamook State Forest

Fire season in local region will begin Tuesday, June 22

A "Super Scooper" plane fights the Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove. Photo taken from ODF video

Fire season in this corner of Oregon will begin Tuesday, June 22 at 1 a.m.

In a June 16 email signed by the three Oregon Department of Forestry district foresters for the Forest Grove, Tillamook, and Astoria districts, the district heads noted that recent rainy days delayed the onset of the local fire season, which had been eyed first to start June 15, then June 17, and now pushed to June 22. 

“We got a good shot of rain this past week which was much needed,” said Astoria District Forester Dan Goody in the email to  Northwest Oregon Forest Protective Association members. “However, warm weather has returned and will continue for the next 7-10 days, if not longer.”

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