ODF, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

Game Hog Creek Fire ‘appears manageable’ but terrain challenges firefighting efforts

An Oregon Department of Forestry firefighter fights the Game Hog Creek Fire. Photo: ODF

The Game Hog Creek Fire is now estimated to be between 70 and 100 acres. 

“The main body of the fire appears manageable,” said Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Laura Fredrickson, who noted that the information came from fire crews on the ground. 

“The biggest issue is the fire fell back into the cliffs of Elk Creek again and due to the steep terrain in that basin, we are not putting people down there as it is too dangerous,” Fredrickson said. 

The Portland office of the National Weather Agency noted that smoke from the fire could drift into portions of Washington and Yamhill Counties. 

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